Help a Hartlepool group to fill the empty seats

Allison and Kevin McLean of Kev's Klub.
Allison and Kevin McLean of Kev's Klub.

Officials at an award-winning Hartlepool community group were today asking “who can help us fill the empty seats.”

Numbers at Kev’s Klub, which is based at Newholme Court, have dwindled in recent months.

We desperately need new members to join Kev’s Klub, we seem to have too many empty seats lately

Allison McLean

Organiser Allison McLean, who runs the project with husband Kevin, said: “We desperately need new members to join Kev’s Klub, we seem to have too many empty seats lately.”

She added: “To attend our club all you need to do is come along pay £1 and see if you like us.

“If you do then its just a simple registration form and a years membership fee of £4.

“For this all we ask if you attend at least twice in the calendar month. And support the club with any raffle or sponsorship we hold to be able to put on free events.”

The club was started in 2005 by Kevin and Allison as a way of giving the people of Hartlepool something to do on an evening. It won the group category at the Hartlepool Mail community awards in 2014.

Allison explained more about the facilities availanle to those who do join.

“We have a Wii console with many games, on the large TV in the corner of the room, we have a dart board, and small pool table to keep many a person active...

“We have now managed to purchase those Fidget spinners and cubes that have hit the headlines. “We also have other fidget games like rainmaker noise tubes, musical instruments to make as much noise as you wish,”

Other games are also available and the group also holds bingo with “ great prizes for single and full house for £1 a game.”

There’s a free raffle ticket on £1 entry to win “wonderful prizes for around your home.”

The club has a cafe, runs a bonus ball game, and has valuable members who raise funds by taking part in charity events.

This year, officials will be taking part in the Miles for Men 5K fun run on July 30 to help raise funds.

Allison added: “We desperately need people to sponsor them from as little as 50p... we have sponsor forms available or you can sponsor them via our paypal account”

Other activities, said Allison, include training nights from First Aid, Fire safety to home security.

“We even have weekly Fun Chair Aerobics from Kelly Robson from Approach Training Safely, you can guarantee our Wednesday nights include laughter, chatting and the making of some great friendships.”

The club also holds trips out for meals and Christmas activities.

Allison said: “We open every Wednesday from 6-9pm and are based in Newholm Community Centre, which can be found off Ormesby Road .

“We are now into our 12th year of being open. We are completely voluntary with all monies from each week going back into the club the following week.

“Any profits are used to put on our free events so no member or carer has to pay to have fun.”

For more information contact

You can also email, phone 07533 454389, visit the Facebook site at kevsklub or go to the Twitter page at