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Cube chiefs looking for a bit of help from their Friends

Malvern Editorial 5th Dec, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

TRUSTEES at a vibrant community centre have launched a friends scheme to help it become self-sustainable.

Those who sign up can donate a minimum of £2 a month which will help the Malvern Cube go from strength to strength in the future.

Just over two years ago the centre, on Albert Road North, was saved from the bulldozer when a group of campaigners formed the Malvern Youth and Community Trust to take on property from Worcestershire County Council.

Today it has become a hive of activity with more than 2,300 visitors a month, preserving the building’s benefit to youngsters primarily through accommodating the Tribe group. But the centre also welcomes diverse mix of people of all ages including the Malvern U3A.

The trust were able to hit the ground running thanks to funding from the town, district and county councils but now the income from hiring out rooms covers the day-to-day running costs of the building.

This year solar panels were fitted to the roof to help reduce energy bills and the venue has also become home to stand-alone café The Cake Tin.

The trust have launched the Friends scheme with the hope to further invest in the 51-year-old property and improve the facilities for its visitors.

Contributors will receive a monthly What’s On newsletter as well as invitations to special events and open days. There will also be an annual celebration especially for the friends.

A cube trustee said: “The Friends scheme is an opportunity to donate a monthly amount in order to see the centre continue to operate and improve, and help to achieve our goal of becoming self-sustaining in the long term.

“It was concerted community action that saved the Cube in the first place; continuing community action will secure its future as a true community centre.”

Visit www.malverncube.com and click on ‘Become a Friend’ via the Support Us tab to find out more.

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