Update February 2013
As always, funding is a key part of keeping the Youth club open, fortunately we have had offers of help from more local community organisations, recently the Hockley and Hawkwell WI has taken the charity on as their preferred charity, as have Sainsbury’s Local who opened a shop in the village in May 2012 . So if you shop in there, your loose change goes towards the youth club . Many thanks to Paul Saward the manager who specifically sort us out as a result of this website. Every other month Hockley Farmers market raises cash for us by selling tea and cakes etc at the Old fire Station.
Last year the Queens Diamond Jubilee saw many of us from the youth club at the Fete in the Library Car park; many thanks to the Day Centre, for over 55’s who staged the days events and shared the profits with the youth club. Barclays Bank helped match fund us and as a result we raised just over £1400.00 .
Also last year we won funding from Rochford district Council towards the cost of new flooring in the main room, up ’til then we only had plywood , murder to keep clean ! Thanks to Paul Kent for his work laying the floor.
This June, on the Queens 60th coronation anniversary Sunday June 2nd we are having a re run of the Fete, in the Car park behind the Library. So put it in your diary, any one who wishes to help running games or selling programmes please call Malcolm on 01702204148 .
Sponsorship – New for 2013
If you would like to do some good with your hard earned cash, what better way than to sponsor a local charity ?
We do all the hard work, all you have to do is pay a regular monthly donation by standing order ! We are registered with HMRC as a charitable body, so we can claim Gift Aid on your donations. Email email@example.com or call Malcolm on 01702204148.
The Massive Project is working with the local college, The Greensward Academy (1550 students aged 11-19), the Police, Hockley Parish Council, the local Chamber of Trade, Hockley and Hawkwell Resident Association, local businesses. It has been offered support from similar projects.
Throughout 2009 material support from local organisations increased, in light of the signing of the 10 year lease and continued support from funding bodies. Local people made donations, there has been a substantial bequest from someones estate, large amounts from ECC Community Initiative Fund, the Youth Bank, youth Opportunties Fund and Essex Environment Trust. Smaller amounts from Hockley and Ashingdon Parish Councils towards equipment, and Hockley Parish council are subsidising some of the rent for the coming year. The Hockley Residents Association and the Hockley Parish Plan Group have helped with donations and fundraising.
Most importantly, many local residents have given generously of their time to sit on committee, and help with decisions and form filling for fund raising and other issues. We see this as a step towards a greater community spirit, involving people who otherwise would not be involved with any public body, or event. Now the reality is here to be seen, many new helpers have stepped forward to become volunteers supervising the centre.