Monthly Archives: March 2017

Heart screenings take place

Hundreds of free heart screening tests took place at the Resource Centre in March. 

The two day event ran by Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) was organised by local mum Karen Campbell and funded by the James Campbell Memorial Fund, set up in honour of her son Jamie who tragically passed away in 2013 aged 16 from an undiagnosed heart condition.

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Bookings up with centre revamp

It’s been all go at the Resource Centre over the last few months.

The reception area has been revamped to create a warm and welcoming entrance into the centre. The overhaul has involved lowering the reception desk, adding informal seating areas and the installation of a mosaic created by members the local community.

In addition, new signage has gone up to enhance the exterior of the building and road signs have been put in place on key transport routes to ensure the centre is more accessible than ever.

The Resource Centre is also benefitting from a greater digital presence with new Facebook and Twitter platforms launched following the creation of the centre’s dedicated website last summer.

The investment is clearly paying off with bookings from business and community groups continuing to increase. New clients include Kumon Maths and English tutoring who are also utilising office space in the centre and Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).  The Resource Centre has also become home to Actes’ project delivery staff for the New Directions programme.

Angie Kelly, assistant facilities manager, said: “The Resource Centre is going from strength to strength. We continue to retain many of our longstanding clients like the Asian Welfare Forum and Destination Judo, while attracting new bookings from community groups and businesses alike.

“We’re always looking for ways to improve the facilities and the changes to the reception area are just one example of how we’ve taken on board feedback to improve the customer experience.”

Mother’s Day afternoon tea

Café Connect is marking this Mother’s Day with a special afternoon tea event taking place on Monday 27 March.

Located within our sister venue the Acklam Green Centre, Café Connect will be serving a traditional afternoon tea comprising of a selection of finger sandwiches, savoury and fruit scones served with preserve and whipped cream, homemade cupcakes, tray bakes and a choice of tea, coffee or herbal tea.

Priced at £6.50 per person or £12 for two, the afternoon tea event is a chance to treat mum just after mothering Sunday on 26 March. The event follows the introduction of afternoon tea to the Acklam Green Centre delegate catering packages which have been well received since they launched last month.

Paula Baxter, Café Connect supervisor, said: “Everyone loves an afternoon tea, especially on Mother’s Day, so we have decided to mark the occasion by hosting an event on Monday 27 March so people can treat mum or other special ladies in their life.

“We recently introduced afternoon teas to AGC’s delegate catering packages which have proved very popular, so it made sense to make this available to the wider public.

“We want to let the local community know that Café Connect is somewhere everyone can visit and enjoy, it’s not just for those attending events and meetings in centre, so this is a great opportunity to showcase our lovely café and tasty catering offer.”

The Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea will be served between 1pm and 3pm on Monday 27 March and places must be booked in advance by Wednesday 22 March, 2017.

For further information about catering packages contact 01642 811120 or email