The Member of Parliament for South Thanet, Craig Mackinlay MP, has attended a monthly community lunch at The Corner to congratulate Community Church Ramsgate on securing £29,683 of funding from People’s Health Trust.
The Corner project on the junction of Whitehall Road and Newington Road in Ramsgate is a church-supported outreach centre covering a wide spectrum of issues, including personal debt management, housing and benefits advice, as well as family support. The £2.5m centre was built with a grant from the Kirby Laing Foundation on the site of the disused Whitehall Road Church.
This two year project is being used to provide a monthly community lunch club and a weekly friendship group to provide social activities for local residents in Ramsgate. It also provides a weekly supportive playgroup for children with autism along with their parents or carers.
These activities are not provided elsewhere in the area and were proposed in response to volunteer and local resident suggestions.
Established in 2011, Community Church Ramsgate meet every Sunday at The Corner between 10.30am and 12.30pm.
Craig Mackinlay MP commented:
“It was a pleasure to meet with Community Church Ramsgate and talk about the great things they have been doing through Connections at The Corner.
“I am delighted that they have successfully secured over £29,000 for the Connections at The Corner project so that the CCR can work to strengthen friendships in the community.
“The Corner is a very important hub for many local residents and one we should all cherish and value – this substantial funding recognises that reality too.”