Community centre’s decade of good work

Gaynor Winstanley and Paul Winstanley, who were present to represent ASDA and the St Helens Rotary Club respectively, with the Mayor and Mayoress of St Helens, Councillor Joe and Sylvia Pearson
Gaynor Winstanley and Paul Winstanley, who were present to represent ASDA and the St Helens Rotary Club respectively, with the Mayor and Mayoress of St Helens, Councillor Joe and Sylvia Pearson

The Mayor and Mayoress of St Helens joined in the celebrations as the Park Farm Adults, Children and Young People (ACYP) Centre marked its 10th anniversary by holding an afternoon of fun to showcase the many activities

that the centre offers to residents.

Located in Kentmere Avenue, Carr Mill, the Park Farm ACYP Centre is a volunteer-run community hub which offers a range of activities - from fitness to baking - to meet the ever changing needs of residents, and

provides a safe, nurturing place for children and young people.

To mark 10 years in the community, the Mayor and Mayoress of St Helens, Councillor Joe and Sylvia Pearson, were invited down to officially unveil a mural - made by local community artist Hannah Bold and funded by St Helens Rotary - which shows the centre’s history over the last 10 years and acknowledges the efforts of the volunteers and funders.

They were also able to enjoy the entertainment on offer which included music courtesy of the St Helens Accordion Club - who practice at the venue every Monday - and tried their hand at table tennis, with assistance from

St Helens Council’s Sports Development team.

Project-co-coordinator Sue Mills said: “I’d like to thank the Mayor and Mayoress for coming along to celebrate our special day as we look back at what we’ve been able to achieve over the last ten years. They were

absolutely amazing and joined in with all the activities on show.

“Of course, none of this would have ever been possible without the commitment and dedication of our team of volunteers, so the day was about acknowledging them more than anything.

“I’d also like to send a special thank you to ASDA for funding our event which was perfect from start to finish.”

For more information on what Park Farm ACYP Centre offers, call 01744 754367.