‘Much-loved’ community hub ‘desperate’ for funding

A community hub in Manor has to raise £500,000 in funding for a vital renovation.

The building, on Harborough Avenue, is run by the Manor Church and Community Project, a charity which provides pivotal support for local people and families.

Now known as The Temple Park Centre, but formerly as the William Temple Church, the building has been at the heart of the Manor Park community for more than 50 years.

Community Minister Simon Loveitt said: “The Centre is a much-loved building and is already well used but the refurbishment project would enable us to reach so many more people.

“We know there are a lot of isolated families around here with limited resources and by redeveloping the building we would make it much more user-friendly and accessible.”

The Project has worked with Self Architects and White Design to draw up a £500,000 programme which includes replacing the toilets, creating more multi-use space like a café and soft play area, and improving disabled access. But, without vital funding, they say this cannot be done.

The Rev Julie Upton, Team Rector of Sheffield Manor Parish and Project Trustee, said: “Over the years local people have used the building to gather together, celebrate and enjoy themselves.

“We desperately need capital funding to complete the refurbishment project so we can better meet the current and future needs of the people we serve.”

 

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