SMALL CHARITY BIG IMPACT - SPOTLIGHT ON FISHBURN YOUTH AND COMMUNITY CENTRE

18th Jun 2020

Fishburn Youth and Community Centre, based in a small mining village in East Durham, plays a vital role in providing a range of social activities for its residents. The team who run the centre are very passionate and dedicated to supporting local people, and have demonstrated this, even through the Covid-19 crisis.

With some out of the box thinking and determination, they were able to provide a very different VE Day celebration recently that brought the entire village together on this special day.

Afternoon tea was provided, mostly free of charge due to a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund through DCA, to a large number of elderly residents and key workers which was delivered to people’s houses by a team of volunteers.  This act of kindness allowed so many people to enjoy the celebration from their own garden whilst adhering to the government guidelines of social distancing.

Lynne Watson, Centre Manager said:

“ This celebration was used to help lift the spirits of our local community, in particular the elderly residents who are at high risk from the effects of this dreadful pandemic, most of whom have been self-isolating for a number of weeks. The project gave us the opportunity to really make a difference and remain connected with our community.”

One of the residents who joined in the celebration said:

“The afternoon tea was gorgeous. Well done to everyone who is working so hard for our village.”

To find out more about the work of Fishburn Youth and Community Centre, visit their Facebook page here

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