As you know, here at Chrisbeon we love getting involved with local community projects that strike a chord with us, this last year has already included helping students at Shrewsbury College recently and a host of other projects. We’ve got another great one for you!
Brookside Big Local is a National Lottery funded community group that works to complete projects that mean the most to residents in the area. They recently popped in to view our pre-loved furniture and chatted to us about what they do in the local community and we just knew we wanted to help out……..
Four years ago …
In 2015 Brookside was one of 150 areas chosen to receive £1 million of funding for residents to spend on projects that mean the most to them and Brookside Big Local has been running ever since – listening to and acting upon what local people want or need.
We were very impressed with some of the things this group has managed to achieve, from buying a house to allow them to have an active presence within Brookside and be near to residents they were there to work with, to helping save Brookside Central, the area’s community centre, from closure.
A working space …
But in order to do all of the work they do they need suitable, workable office space and furniture – and that’s where we come in.
When the team came into our Telford showroom to take a look at the pre-loved section we began to chat and we realised that this was a team we really wanted to support.
- Two tall bookcases
- One tall locking storage cupboard
A helping hand…
It was a real pleasure to help out the team at Brookside Big Local – it’s so important to have support in any area and to have this team working for young people, the environment and looking at reducing social isolation and promoting community fun is fantastic!
Get in touch and get involved …
To find out more about Brookside Big Local and what they achieve visit http://brooksidebiglocal.com/ or pop in and see them at their regular resident meetings.
The resident meetings are held every third Thursday of the month at Brookside Central with drinks and refreshments from 5:30pm and the meeting at 6pm. There is no meeting in August or December.