NACCC sends out regular news to centres on local funds they might be able to apply for. Imagine our excitement when we found out that not only had one of these been successful, but the outcome was a brand-new child contact centre! Simon (co-ordinator of the accredited centres providing supported contact in Yeovil and Wincanton) shared their fantastic news back in January:
“I am pleased to let you know that Somerset Child Contact Centres has just won a grant to establish a new Child Contact Centre in the town of Bridgwater, Somerset. We have just been told by Hinckley Point C Community Fund – a fund that you kindly advertised to us – will be awarding us £5,000 for this purpose.”
We caught up with Simon to see how the project was progressing. He told us: “We have hired premises in Bridgwater. Our new centre will be at the Westfield United Reform Church which has a fantastic choice of rooms and a cafe on site – at least for future post-covid times. You can see from their website they provide a whole host of services to the local community.”
Local to Bridgwater? Fancy volunteering?
Bridgwater Child Contact Centre are looking for more volunteers so if you live in the area or know someone who does please do spread the word.
Bridgwater Child Contact Centre is currently going through the accreditation process to ensure that they can operate safely. This is fantastic news and will mean that local children will be able to benefit from this service run by local volunteers.
Watch this space for more news!
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