Action For Ashbrook Centre

£90 of £80,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 4 months
Created July 2, 2018
My Story

 Hello everyone my name is Denise Ross, I lived in Borrowash for 8 years my Mum lives in Ockbrook she is the one who told me about the Centre so I contacted cllr Wallis to offer my help in raising funds for the centre.

When I moved to Borrowash in 1993 I didn't know a soul. In fact, it wasn't until my son was born that I got to know the community of Borrowash. We would go regularly to the baby clinic at the community centre.  I t was a place, not just where I could check the health of my baby, but where I could make friends, share worries and have a laugh.  It was clear that the centre had a lot to offer; playgroups, Scouts, sports clubs, to name but a few.  But, that was 24  years ago and now the community centre is in dire need of help.  

The ‘Action for Ashbrook’ fundraising team needs your help to put The Ashbrook Community Centre back on it’s feet! Many years of poor funding has seen the centre fall into a state of disrepair, to the point where it is no longer fit for use.  We want to restore it, so it can become a place of activity and entertainment, of care and giving.  A place to meet, learn, share.  A place to voice opinion and listen to concerns, to provide a welcome for all, no matter how young or old.  But before we can do any of that we need to fix the roof, windows, doors.  Create a new kitchen, toilets, changing facilities.

We’ve made a start, by convincing the council to lease the buildings and land to us and have registered The Ashbrook Centre as a charity. The trustees of the charity, are a group of Ockbrook and Borrowash parish councillors who are completely committed to making the centre a usable hub of the community. But we need you to help us shape the way in which the centre can enhance the community because your needs, drive our ideas.  

What Can You Do to help?

Right now the biggest thing you can do for us is make a donation.  Any amount, large or small would be great! There are over 7,000 people living in the community.  If every one of you could donate just a few pound, together we can make the dream a reality. We are also interested to hear from anyone in the construction trade who might be able to donate their time, expertise or materials.  you can even set up your own fundraising event.  Do a run! Have a bake sale! Knit!  Watch out for updates.  There will be fundraising events that you can support and contribute to.  This is a fantastic opportunity for the people of Ockbrook and Borrowash to come together and do what communities do best!

How Will You Benefit from Helping?
You will have access to; sports clubs, health clinics, craft groups, learning opportunities, social events, youth activities, community support groups.  You may even hire the centre for your own event.

What Exactly Needs Doing and What is The Cost?

Urgent repairs to roof - cost unknown
New windows, internal and external doors - £33,000
Complete kitchen re-fit, new toilets, changing rooms and showers - £29,366
Decorating - £14,375
Possible rewire - cost unknown

What Is The Local Council Doing To Help?

Erewash Borough Council have agreed to make urgent repairs to the roof.
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We are starting to gain support with donations and ideas so I thank you very much.
By now the car boot posters should be up in the local shops.
The local businesses have donated some raffle prizes so we will be doing a Christmas raffle.
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We have a car boot sale planned on Sunday 16th September at the Ashbrook centre.
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On a brighter note please see attached pictures of a all weather 5 a side pitch ready for use, for further information about renting this please contact Ockbrook & Borrowash parish clerk
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Hello everyone my friend Tracey and I visited the centre today, we took lots of pictures and have seen for ourselves just exactly our much work needs doing.
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£90 of £80,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 4 months
Created July 2, 2018
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