28th Oct, 2016

Local group boosts Riverside Centre

Evesham Editorial 31st Jul, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A PERSHORE youth group has reaped the rewards after a national project helped to renovate its centre.

The Riverside Centre, on King George’s Way, received more than £300 after Pershore’s Inner Wheel Club joined in with the nationwide Big Wheel Project.

The project was started by the President of The Association of Inner Wheel Clubs of Great Britain and Ireland to celebrate 90 years of the organisation.

As a result, the centre had its archery equipment improved, along with an opportunity to have a master class with a local paralympian at her Archery School.

Alex Mellor, development manager at the centre, said: “Pershore Riverside Centre were delighted to receive the £304 from Pershore Inner Wheel.

“This will enable the centre to offer archery as an activity in the future, both on our activity days and also to outside groups who are interested.”

An Inner Wheel spokeswoman added: “The Riverside Centre has been supported for many years by our club raising funds to enable youngsters to enjoy healthy positive activities within the centre.

“Government funding for the centre has been severely cut in recent years so local voluntary support will be even more valuable to ensure the continuity of the services for young people.”