EASTSIDE Community Centre are hosting their annual summer fayre on Sunday, as they attempt to raise funds to get the facility up to scratch.
The former Helredale Play Centre has recently re-opened after a renovation, but with a lot of work still to do, it is hoped the fayre will both raise funds and increase awareness of the facilities on offer.
Scarborough Borough councillor Sandra Turner has been heavily involved with the rejuvenation of the community facility and said: “On the east side of Whitby there’s not a lot of things to do and this is one big housing estate with a high level of deprivation.
“We have listened to the kids and we are trying to put on what they want.
“Our kids absolutely love it here, there’s going to be lots of fun and everybody is welcome.
“We want to stress the East Side Community Centre is here for all of Whitby.
Kyle Collins (9), of St Peter’s Road, said that he can’t wait for the centre to open fully, as there is currently nothing to do. He added: “When it rains there’s nowhere for us to go, so we want it to be open more.”
Between 10am and 4pm on Sunday there will be various activities taking place including hook-a-duck, name the ted, inflatable slide, trampolines, a table-top sale and many other activities.
Coun Turner added: “We’ve had a lot of work done on the building so now we need to promote it and get everyone on board.
“Everyone is welcome and if we get sufficient interest we are hoping to provide more and more activities.
“This is where kids can come in and be social, giving them a place to hang out.
“But we haven’t got enough volunteers, so anyone who’s got any time free, we need your help.”
For more information contact the centre on 07881 434426, or call Lisa O’Brien on 07913319279 or Sharon Belchamber on 07824610730.