Community team work raises the roof
11:00am Wednesday 20th February 2013 in Local
A COMMUNITY clubbed together to repair the ceiling of Westhoughton’s Communiversity.
Volunteers feared the worst when plaster started dropping off the ceiling at the Central Drive building’s activity room in chunks earlier this month.
But people using the facility and local businesses volunteered their services to get the job done at no cost for the self-funded organisation.
Members of the Muay Thai Kick Boxing group, which trains in the building, offered their skills and scaffolding was loaned to the volunteers for free from Rarecrest Scaffolding Ltd, from Westhoughton, and materials were donated by Firwood Building Supplies and Axfords, from Westhoughton.
Janet Colley, managing director at Enterprise Action Unity Ltd which manages Communiversity, said: “We battle to cover our costs as we are totally self-funded. Large jobs like this are major issues for us but with the hard work of our supporters we have been lucky enough to get help from a variety if businesses and groups to get it sorted.
“It was a brilliant example of how communities can work together to keep projects running. We would just like to say a huge thank you to everyone who contributed.”
People can help raise money to keep the Communiversity going by signing up for The COW pound scheme, which involves donating £1 each month.
For more information call 01942 814968 or visit the centre’s Facebook page by searching for Westhoughton Communiversity.
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