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Volunteers prepare to open new community hub in Leeming Road
Volunteers are working round the clock as they prepare to open a new community hub.
The new health and wellbeing centre, in Leeming Road, Borehamwood, will open its doors at the end of the month.
Hundreds of activities such as employment skills workshops and art classes will be run at the centre, which has been launched by mental health charity Guidepost Trust.
Lorna Cunningham, a community mental health manager for Guidepost, said the team are looking forward to the centres launch on Thursday, October 25.
She said: “The volunteers and staff members have all been working really hard getting everything ready for the big launch.
“People have turned out in force helping wash the windows and we have been trying to get a health and safety plan. It is a lot of work but it will be worth it in the end.
“I really cannot wait for the launch and to get this started now, it will benefit so many people.”
The centre, which will be called Number Ten, will also offer a befriending system and free yoga sessions.
Free advice to the lesbian and gay community will also be on offer at the centre, which will be staffed by part-time paid workers and volunteers.
Mrs Cunningham added: “People have been so supportive to this project, I am really pleased.
“Just last week we had a donation of two second hand computers which will be really useful to people coming in for help with looking for a job.
“The staff members and volunteers are so excited to see how well this can benefit the community in Borehamwood.”
The centre, which is partly funded by Hertsmere Together, will be available to anyone.