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The Shrewsbury Ark is a day-centre in the heart of Shrewsbury offering facilities and ongoing support to homeless and vulnerable people, it is run by registered charity, The Shrewsbury Christian Centre Association.
We have recently purchased the Rock & Fountain pub, just down the road from our current, council owned premises, and now need your support to raise the funds to refurbish this fantastic building into a vibrant community hub offering; a warm welcome, practical help and the possibility of a brighter future, to the most vulnerable members of our society.
Your donation, no matter how small will make a real difference to our community:
- £10 will buy paint brushes and rollers
- £50 helps to buy chairs for our dining area
- £500 buys a washer and dryer for our laundry
Why get involved?
The Shrewsbury Ark has been located at 10 Castle Foregate since 2008 and whilst we are hugely grateful to the council for providing these premises, the building does not have the space we need to provide vital support services such as medical clinics, counselling sessions, training and activity areas to meet the needs of our community
Trustees took the decision to purchase the Rock & Fountain in 2020; it is a historical moment for the charity, as it is the first time in our 49-year history that we have owned our own premises.
The building needs many modifications to meet building regulations and a ‘top to toe’ renovation is required; everything from rewiring, fire and other health and safety regulations, to installing a kitchen, showers, laundry facilities, and new flooring.
This is the biggest project the Charity has undertaken since it was established in 1972 and so we are asking the community to get behind transforming the Rock & Fountain into a new, vibrant community hub.
As a charity we rely totally on donations and grants to operate and with the town's continued support, we truly believe we can make a permanent and far-reaching impact on the town’s homeless and vulnerable and help transform lives.
To find out more about the Shrewsbury Ark and get involved visit https://www.shrewsburyark.co.uk