Thank You for Your Support

A genuine community resource, we provide a venue for a number of organisations, catering for a wide range of ages and activities.

We are very grateful to the following organisations and individuals for their donations, grants and advice during the Covid-19 pandemic. As well as directly supporting our Covid response and the needs of young people, we have also been able to refurbish and re-equip the Centre to reduce running costs, make it more attractive to a wider range of hirers, and increase the ongoing financial & environmental sustainability of the charity.

  • Active Hereford & Worcestershire, in partnership with Sports England’s Tackling Inequalities Fund: A nutritionist & sports professional working with SEND young people in Sunday Club & their families
  • Avon Navigation Trust: Maintaining the wheelieboat & pontoon
  • Kate at Click Click Collective: Arts workshops in the Summer Activity Weeks
  • Clifton-Crick Sharp & Co Accountants: Payroll support
  • Friends of Pershore Hospital: Funding replacement kitchen equipment and facilitating a Healthy Living Project for young people
  • Joanie’s Fund via Hereford Community Foundation: Additional Youth Work hours incurred as a result of implementing Covid rules for smaller groups, and increased needs among young people
  • Pershore Civic Society: Funding for Community Room furniture that can accommodate social distancing
  • Pershore Flower Club: Updating the office equipment and furniture to improve efficiency
  • Pershore Plum Plodders: Remote-access CCTV
  • Pershore Rotary Club: Community Room furniture & 4 Chromebooks
  • Pershore Round Table: Much-needed dishwasher for youth groups & future fundraising events
  • Pershore Town Council: Redecorating the Community Room to facilitate lettings
  • Tesco Bags of Hope: Specialist youth worker time
  • Thomson & Bancks Solicitors: Legal advice 
  • William A Cadbury: Contribution towards essential repairs to the hall floor
  • Worcestershire Community Foundation: Covid-19 response youth worker hours & temporary marquee
  • Wychavon District Council: Grant funding for Summer Activity Weeks, alleviating Holiday Hunger & re-equiping the music room (Community Grants & Social Mobility Grants)
  • Individuals: Adam Thorne, Dan Boatright & 3 anonymous donors: Supporting young people
  • Councillor Trustees: Dan Boatright, Liz Tucker, Rob Adams: Essential building improvements
  • On-line payments from supporters using Easyfundraising & Amazon Smile

Gifts in kind from the following were also very well received at the Centre & among the wider community

  • Eckington Open Gardens: Loan of marquee
  • Fare Share: Asda & Tesco surplus food, distributed to families in need during lockdown
  • Pershore bakeries: Christmas treats for youth group & local families
  • Pershore Town Football Club: 2 sets of goalposts
  • Sandfields Farm, Upper Moor: Weekly cleaning
  • Worcester Waitrose:Store-cupboard food for youth groups & a Chef for Christmas meals

Groups that hire our rooms also contribute to the charitys income. In 2019/20 this included: Advance Trust, Andy Train Bellboating, K-Fit, NHS CAMHS, Sports Challenge, St John Ambulance, Unwind Yoga, Worcestershire Association of Carers, Worcestershire County Council, Worcestershire Parent & Carers’ Community. The boat store is home to Bonkers Activities and the fleet of Wychavon Kayak & Canoe Club. Young people from Bredon School and Malvern College regularly visit to use the watersports provided by Bonkers.