A word from our...

Chairman

In the stair well at Centre 63, there are a couple of large picture frames containing newspaper cuttings from the Centre’s earlier days. I’ve always enjoyed skimming these stories - some feel very dated in their language (let alone hairstyles!) but in many ways, others feel as if the world hasn’t changed at all. Over half a century ago, they could hardly have imagined the ways that the work of the Centre has evolved, and yet, the need continues, and in the words of Ecclesiastes, ‘there is nothing new under the sun.’ We still live in a society that doesn’t always know what to do with its young people. The Centre continues to work with people who can feel forgotten by wider society, and provides a place of welcome, acceptance, support and challenge.

As trustees, in the midst of dealing with the annual grind of grants, finances and accounts, what makes Centre 63 a special place is seeing a life changed, an opportunity given, someone taking with both hands a lifeline towards a better place to live, study, work, or play.

As trustees, in the midst of dealing with the annual grind of grants, finances and accounts, what makes Centre 63 a special place is seeing a life changed, an opportunity given, someone taking with both hands a lifeline towards a better place to live, study, work, or play.

Whole generations of young people have grown up in Kirkby, with Centre 63 at the heart of the town’s provision for young people. If you are one of them, please do call in and see how the work has evolved - and perhaps see if you can find yourself in those old pictures.

If you would like to give today’s young people the chances that you had, please consider becoming a Friend of Centre 63. A small monthly donation can make a huge difference to the work here. You could be the difference between a home and homelessness for someone today.

Jeremy Fagan - Chair of Trustees (Team Rector of Kirkby)
 

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