Pershore’s Riverside Centre CIO (1156413) supports the young adults of tomorrow. Our experienced Youth Workers provide a safe and friendly environment for young people, through accessible and affordable drop-in sessions, activities and ongoing support, including summer activity weeks.

“Good youth work helps young people to have fun, while quietly supporting them to face their personal challenges and to be the best they can be. ” Liz Tucker, Chair of Trustees

A genuine community resource, the Centre is also home to Wychavon Kayak and Canoe Club, St John Ambulance, Bonkers Activities, Worcester Short-Breaks Sunday Club and Worcestershire Parent Carers group. Our spacious, riverside venue with parking is ideal for groups and party bookings.  

With special thanks to AWARDS FOR ALL, for their contribution in making this project possible. AFA funded a ‘healthy active lifestyle’ project which included 12 young people from our local Middle School to participate with the centre to identify, achieve and promote to their peers how this can be possible growing up in a rural community.

They have worked with the Centre Management to inspire others how to live a healthy lifestyle mentally and physically – sharing their own stories and participation in their local community.

Rural Media especially helped to plan, prepare and support the young people to direct and produce this video production by themselves. You can view the project blog on our Instagram! @Pershoreyouthy


May 2020 – Friends of Pershore Hospital have kindly donated £2,000 to go towards the refurbishment of our Kitchen equipment. This will help us achieve our mission every day in supporting young people to a healthy lifestyle and skills for life. We are excited to return to the Centre using amazing new equipment!

Worcestershire Community Foundation Funding

We have recently received funding from Worcester Community Foundation to contribute towards our Covid-19 response work. This funding will allow us to adapt to the new design of how we plan to work with young people and the wider community in the near future. To gather a wider understanding of the new layout, please click the ‘COVID-19’ button at the top of the homepage.

You can view more about Worcester Community Foundations Covid-19 appeal here: https://www.worcscf.org.uk/covid-19-charity-appeal.aspx.

Who we are

Pershore Riverside Centre is run by a group of local Trustees, Centre Manager Abi, Lead Youth Worker Brad and a small, dedicated team of youth leaders and regular volunteers. We share a belief that all young people in Pershore should have the confidence, motivation and skills to achieve in life. Everyone involved is aware of the issues faced by some of Pershore’s young people and is passionate about engaging with, supporting and motivating them to find a way through any concerns – while having fun and eating pasta!  The purpose-built Riverside Centre provides a welcoming space, with time to think, away from school and home.

All staff, youth workers and visiting healthcare professionals are DBS checked and work within safeguarding protocols.

Can you help?  As a charity, Pershore Riverside Centre needs to raise funds to continue to deliver its youth services. We welcome support from individuals and companies, eg donations, gifts-in-kind, online fundraising and volunteering. If you can help please contact us.

What we do

We provide a sociable place where young people aged 9-17 talk about options and life choices with their peers and professionals. At our informal sessions we discuss relevant issues that are currently affecting their daily lives, listen and provide ongoing support. All are welcome.

Our experienced Youth leaders, staff and visiting healthcare professionals are all DBS checked and work within safeguarding protocols.

Can you help?  We are seeking volunteers who can support young people through life-skill sessions, companies that can broaden career aspirations through visits or placements and youth workers with relevant qualifications or experience for regular youth clubs.  If you are interested in working with us please contact us.

We will need to follow-up with references and an enhanced DBS check for anyone working directly with the young people.


Tucked between Asda and the Leisure Centre is our fabulous purpose-built youth centre with its own car park, disabled access, outside decking and a private field leading down to our own pontoon on the River Avon. Three evenings a week the Centre is home to our youth groups; on another it hosts St John Ambulance meetings; on Sundays, sessions provide a short break for parents of children with additional needs.

As well as being a base for youth work, the building, with private terrace and riverside access, is available for groups to hire on a regular basis, or for occasions such as parties and events. With a meeting room, kitchen, main Hall, TV room and the spectacular back decking – the centre is perfect for so many functions, events or get togethers.  All of the income goes direct to the charity to support our work with young people so help us to help them!  Here is what we offer – all include car park and toilets.

Can you help? Hire our well-placed and well-equipped venue to support your local community: a meeting room for a regular group, the hall for occasional sessions, or the whole venue for an event with a riverside view. If you want to hire our facilities please email lettings@pershoreriversidecentre.org.uk  


Latest News

Thank you to Pershore Plum Plodders who, for the second year, donated £500 raised at their 10k event.  We are planning to spend this on much-needed replacement sofas for Centre users …. and for any Plodders needing a rest after next year’s 10K! Ian Hannis, pictured with Brad, Lead Youth Worker

We are grateful to Pershore Flower Club who raised £300 at their meetings and generously agreed that we can use if to improve the office equipment and efficiency. Anne Nicholas, pictured with Brad, Lead Youth Worker

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