See below for information about any new facilities that are in the planning stage and we hope to be able to offer soon.
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Leyburn & District Community Shed & Gardens Project
The Centre aims to provide facilities that will encourage everyone in our community to enjoy hobbies, pastimes and skills in the company of other people. The benefits of this on well-being and self-esteem are well known, and are especially needed following the forced periods of social isolation that many people have faced recently.
Our new project aims to build on our already varied programme of events. The objective is to encourage social cohesion through the development of new skills, the transfer of know-how between generations and the establishment of small money-making activities, in a welcoming, informal and low-cost environment. We also need to make the on-going running costs of the project as self-funding as possible.
The Men’s Shed Organisation is very successful at providing these things for men, but we we would like to build on that concept to include all sectors of our community.
The garden aspect of the project is already up and running, see this local newspaper article.
We are in the process of grant applications to raise funds for the significant start-up costs for the other parts of the project. Watch this space for updates.
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Sprung Dance Floor
For a number of years the Centre has hosted a very successful professional dance school. In addition to the physical and mental health benefits of exercise, the young people can achieve recognised dance standards and show off their new skills in end-of-term performances.
There is an increased demand for this and we aim to accommodate it by providing new, bespoke facilities. We are in the fundraising stage to be able to install a new sprung dance floor in one of our first floor rooms. This type of floor flexes under impact, absorbing the shock of repeated impact to the dancers' joints and reducing injury from falls.
As well as benefitting the young dancers, it will also be an asset for people of all ages in our area who dance or want to learn to dance. This asset will be unique to this area.
All contributions are gratefully received, please donate via our JUSTGIVING CAMPAIGN PAGE.