Keynsham's Community@67 wins £500 award from developer
Published on: 28 Apr 2015
A Keynsham community centre has been named the winner of a £500 donation awarded by a local developer.
Community@67 has been handed the sum by Taylor Wimpey in the firm's Community Chest initiative.
The centre, in Queens Road, was deemed the most deserving among the groups nominated for the award by a panel of judges.
Clare Hudson, chair of Community@67, said: “It’s fantastic for us to receive such a donation. Two of our volunteers, Margaret Davis and Lorna Carwardine, nominated us for the prize and we’re delighted to have been chosen!”
Community@67 provides activities for local people of all ages, including a job club, a book club, arts and crafts sessions and courses in areas such as maths and IT skills, while it also runs a food co-operative where people can buy locally sourced fruit and vegetables. It also hosts Keynsham Town Community Radio.
“One of our volunteers likes to cook various meals with the vegetables, from the food co-op passing on cooking skills,” Clare said. “And in fact we’re going to spend the £500 donation on improving our kitchen facilities because we’d like provide a wider range of dishes. We’re going to buy new crockery, a mixer and lots of other items that will allow us to put on things like a Christmas lunch, which will be very nice.”
Charlie Joseph, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey Bristol, said: “Our Community Chest initiative generated a lot of interest locally and we’re absolutely delighted to name Community@67 as the beneficiary of the funding.
“The centre provides essential services to local people seeking advice, information or training, and we hope the volunteers enjoy using their new kitchen facilities.
“We’d like to thank all the people who made nominations on behalf of the wealth of charitable organisations and community groups that are doing such valuable work in the Keynsham area.”