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Weʼre raising £40,000 to the future of the Gateway Centre in Launceston

The Gateway Centre, Madford Lane, Launceston, PL15 9TR

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The Gateway Centre has been at the heart of community in Launceston since 2013.

As part of our offering, we provide free hot meals/drinks on a daily basis to the homeless, sofa surfing and jobless. We also run various FREE community clubs within the centre such as; Launceston Strollers, Pool club, Creative Writing group, Gardening club, Knit n Natter, Menopause Caff, Craft & Chat to name a few. All our clubs are diverse and inclusive.

With no other 'Day Centre' provision in North Cornwall, we welcome adults and young people with ASD and other disabilities into our clubs, groups and cafe to offer them choice, inclusivity and acceptance. Many support workers are able to bring their clients/residents to us for fun, laughter and friendship.

There are other groups and classes the community uses the centre for, such as; Community Money Advice Launceston, 'We Are With You', ILift Gym, Trina's Tots child daycare, Little Red Bus, Turning the Cogs, Army Cadets, Table Tennis and LYMT to name but a few.

Up until now, we have always relied on the users of the centre to help ensure that our bills have been paid and that we have been good stewards of our finances. Sadly, our fixed costs (e.g. energy bills) are projected to go up by £70k this financial year. As we look to extend the lease on the Gateway Centre (aka Madford House), we have been unable to apply for much needed funding to help support the activities that take place within the project. Once a new lease is signed, we will then be able to seek the necessary funding and continue to be a much needed support to many in our community. For this to happen, we need to urgently raise £40,000 to help keep the project viable for the next six months while we sign a new lease and seek funding.

We have set ourselves a target of two weeks to attempt to raise this money, otherwise we will have no choice but to shut the Gateway Centre at the end of April. We know that this will be a huge loss to the community and the groups who currently use the project.

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  • Kevin Pickup2 months ago
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    2 months ago

    Listen to some of our regular customers share about the importance of the Gateway Centre to them. Recorded for Plymouth Hospital Radio on 20th April.

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    2 months ago

    Watch our Appeal being shared on BBC Spotlight on Tuesday 16th April.

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    2 months ago

    Listen to Pastor Kevin talk about the project on Premier Radio on Friday 19th April.

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Page last updated on: 6/1/2024 14.29

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  • Lilian Dell

    Lilian Dell

    Jun 1, 2024

  • The Cornwall Bakery, Callington Campus

    The Cornwall Bakery, Callington Campus

    May 14, 2024

    We are proud to support your Centre and hope to work with you on this Fundraising Project. Good luck.Sarah Perkins Community Coordinator

    £200.00

  • Nicky and Chris Brewer

    Nicky and Chris Brewer

    May 12, 2024

    Keep up the fantastic work!

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 8, 2024

    Keep it up, I hope everything works out 😊

  • Janet Haskett

    Janet Haskett

    May 6, 2024

    "You will keep in perfect peaceHim whose mind is steadfastbecause he trusts in You" Is26:3

    £20.00

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    Anonymous

    May 4, 2024

    £20.00

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    Anonymous

    May 2, 2024

    £30.00

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Kevin Pickup

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The Gateway Centre, Madford Lane, Launceston, PL15 9TR

We are a charity and a faith based community who reaches out to the local community. We operate the largest community centre in the town and also run a thriving community cafe within the building. 6-8% of the community currently visits the building once a month.

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