Our WHA team help give a community centre a makeover

12 Jun 2019
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Our WHA team donned their overalls and grabbed a paint brush to give Fairfield and Howley Community Project a makeover.

The team helped to paint three rooms in the building on Fairfield Street, Howley, created new signage, bunting, ceramic letters, cleaned and much more – as part of Volunteers’ Week (June 1-7).

Emma Brown, manager of the centre, who has been involved for 12 years – starting out as a volunteer and then an employee, said: “Warrington Housing Association helped massively when we first opened the centre to get us off the ground. The project started out with scout groups and bingo and has grown and grown, from community groups to corporate events.

“We wanted to build a community venue that is so much more than just a building, a space where people can come together and try new activities – and we have achieved that.

“The help that Warrington Housing Association has given us for Volunteers’ Week means so much, as with the spruced-up rooms – we have the opportunity to rent them out more and I would like to say a big thank you.”

Fairfield and Howley Community Project is open six days a week and holds classes from Spanish, photography, reflexology, and aromatherapy to yoga, parents’ groups, karate, art and Slimming World.

Beth Blenkinship, Community Development Officer for Warrington Housing Association, said: “It was great to see the whole Warrington Housing Association team getting stuck in to give the centre a facelift.

“Central to our work is being part of the communities that we serve – so we are all delighted to help. With it being National Fish and Chip day when we were there, we all enjoyed a lunch together and that really helped to spur us on!

“It feels really rewarding to know that people in the community will enjoy the newly painted rooms and features for the many fantastic events and activities that happen at the community centre.”

 

Testimonials

“We’re really grateful for the excellent service we received from Warrington Housing Association’s Money Adviser and the extra money has made a big difference, helping us hire a gardener and be able to go to LifeTime more often where we enjoy singing in the choir”

Mr & Mrs Holland – WHiA Customers

“I’m so grateful to Warrington Housing Association for reaching out to me to make sure I’m claiming my full benefit entitlements”

Ms Heseltine – WHA Resident

“We couldn’t have navigated the benefits system without the fantastic help we received from Warrington Housing Association’s Money Adviser”

Andrew & Eileen – WHA Residents

“I felt like a big weight had been lifted off my shoulders and that I had somebody on my side”

Barbara, WHA resident

“Warrington Housing Association’s Whia service is great, as it helps people stay in their own home, and this is really complimented by the fact that you are then introduced to their other services like the LifeTime centre – which shows they really care for the community they work in.”

Barry and Lynn

Warrington Housing Association 

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Warrington Housing Association, the Gateway, 89 Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1SR

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