Manley Park Community Centre is looking great thanks to recent renovation work by WRPS. The roofing contractors have given the centre and its facilities a new lease of life as part of their commitment to provide social value after being awarded the contract to restore a building in nearby Alexandra Park.
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The Manley Park Community Centre is a popular destination for local kids, and the Youth on Solid Ground project use the building as their headquarters for activity in the area. The centre now looks better than ever after WRPS fixed new roof tiles and doorframes, and repaired the buildings electrical sockets. We were also pleased to help out by contributing £4,500 for a new boiler, radiators and a plastic water tank to be fitted in the building.
Majid Dar, co-founder of the Youth on Solid Ground project explained what it meant to have the work carried out on the Community Centre:
“It’s been a lifesaver for this organisation and this community. We have hundreds of kids who use these facilities and without this work it would have been an unsafe space for them to use.
“I think it’s a brilliant initiative to get businesses involved in community projects and programmes. With them giving something back and doing something, residents from the communities are benefiting. We’re helping these kids grow and develop and so it’s all going in a circle, everybody benefits.”
One Manchester chief executive Dave Power expressed his delight at being able to help the project:
“We’re really pleased we were able to help the Community Centre renovate their building. Now it can be enjoyed safely by the community and I think this really shows how businesses and One Manchester can have a positive impact in the community”.
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