Community centre set for re-opening
9:02am Thursday 28th February 2013 in News
n THE grand re-opening of a community centre will be held on March 7.
A team of 12 young people revamped Westhoughton Communiversity, in Central Drive, in just 12 weeks.
They raised the money to fund the scheme by holding a bag pack in Marks & Spencer in Bolton town centre.
Team member Dean Brooks, aged 21, said: “The Prince’s Trust project has been excellent, I have learnt how to work as a team.
“The staff at the centre were very welcoming and are clearly making a difference within the local community. “I feel that since starting at the Prince’s Trust I have more confidence in talking to people and can now help other people to develop their skills.”
Westhoughton Active Community Organisation (WACO), which sponsors the Communiversity, receives no government funding.
The Princes’ Trust volunteers chose the project because of this and because it struggles to cover the cost of renting the building.
About 450 people from Westhoughton use the facilities to take part in activities each week.
The Communiversity offers salsa, baby ballet, arts and crafts, Thai boxing, bingo and advice and guidance to the local community.