Happy 7th birthday to The Viking Centre

Happy 7th birthday to The Viking Centre Image

The Viking Centre in Barton upon Humber is celebrating after seven hugely successful years of making a difference to the community.

The community centre was opened in 2015 and since then has had over £40,000 of investment, created over 5 roles and increased the offering of vital employment and support services to local people.

Free activities for young people, clean up days, campaigns to improve health and wellbeing, a free teatime and breakfast club, big trips out and the opening of a brand new café are just some of the things on offer.

Over the past seven years they have supported over 100 young people with mentoring, activities and training and helped support over 50 people into employment and training.

To mark the occasion, colleagues and members of the community held a birthday party with food, music, games and an opportunity to look back on their achievements.

Grace Woolley, Viking Centre Coordinator said: “We are so pleased have had another successful year and cannot believe how quick the years have gone.

“The fact is, without the hard work and involvement from local people, the Viking Centre wouldn’t be where it is today, so I’d like to say a huge thank you to them, and to my amazing colleagues too.

“What we provide here is essential. I’m very proud to be a part of that and hope to see us celebrating our big tenth birthday in just a few years.”

To find out more about the Viking Centre, visit their Facebook Page @TheVikingCentre.