Community centre’s fun for all

The Wharton Annexe held an open day with various activities on offer. 10-year old Courtney Lynn has her face painted by Danni Robinson.
The Wharton Annexe held an open day with various activities on offer. 10-year old Courtney Lynn has her face painted by Danni Robinson.

A COMMUNITY centre laid on a host of fun activities as part of an Easter event.

The Wharton Trust held an Easter open day at its base at the Wharton Annexe, in Wharton Terrace, Hartlepool.

As well as jewellery-making workshops, face-painting, balloon-modelling, hair-braiding and alternative therapies, there was a range of information and learning stalls.

These were manned by representatives from organisations that included MacMillan Cancer Care, Love Food Hate Waste and Hartlepool Adult Education.

Teresa Driver, youth and community services co-ordinator at the trust, said: “Given the recent weather conditions we were concerned that there would be fewer people coming to our event.

“However we needn’t have worried - well over 120 local residents turned up and enjoyed themselves.

“Obviously a lot of hard work goes into hosting these events and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the young people and volunteers for the time and effort they put in to making the open day such a success.”

The Wharton Trust is a local charity which has been serving the people of Hartlepool’s Dyke House area since 1990.

It offers children’s and young people’s activities, employment and training services, education and training, a community library, parenting support, health and well-being advice and support to community groups.

The Hartlepool Mail has previously reported that the trust’s Access to Employment Service is at risk due to funding cuts.

It is currently running with a limited service.