Welcome and thank you for vising our crowdfunder! Raising Funds for a Newquay Community Hub
Disc Newquay during 2012 to 2017 has become a recognised charity often appearing in local Media. In 2012 after 6 rough sleepers died, there was a great need to provide not only emergency food/clothing, but also where advice and support could be given. Over these years DISC has seen thousands of Clients go through their doors, not only rough sleepers, but also those who potentially who might become homlessless. Working along side St Petrocs Society, Local Police, The council, Churches together and other organisations and charities within Cornwall a "Homeless Initiative Group" was formed earlier this year.
DISC carried out a Homeless survey in februrary 2017 in which 591 people responed. The results showed that 84% felt there required a Stronger intervention and 71.5% felt that homlessness can be prevented if the support was given with the right tools in place.
We here at Newquay Disc know that the community cares about the homeless, just as much as we do, that is why we are looking to create a "Community Hub". Protentually a kitchen would run in the middle of the day with agencies running along side it, but the Hub would be available to the community to receive the education, qualifications, information, knowledge and resources they might need; The "Community Hub" can also be used also for Art & Crafts shows, Youth Groups, Conferences, music and dance. However this is where you come in, we need your help to get us there and a building has been sighted "The Claremont Methodist hall" which is up for action on June 28th. With just a few pounds donated to our cause, you can join us in making a massive impact on someones life, allowing them to reach their full potential and to enable other groups and charities to use the facility which is really needed in our town.
The Claremont Methodist Hall, Beachfield Avenue Newquay is for sale by Public Action (unless sold perviously) on June 28th 2017 , its Guide price is £125,00 and our DISC Newquay Charity desires to Purchase it.
The Building has two levels.
The upper room/hall is accessed from the road at ground level and the lower hall can be accessed by a staircase inside the building. Both upper and lower halls have Kitchen facilities which can be rented out, and there are showers and toilets on the lower level and a disabled toilet on the upper level.
Both Halls/Rooms are very large and is a great creative space to hold functions, exhibitions and conferences.
At a cost of £1,200 DISC Newquay had a Independant survey carried out by Scott & Co ( a recognised Chartered Surveyors and Historic Building Consultants) in February and a Independant Valuation carried out by Lodge & Thomas (Chartered Surveyors, Auctioneers and Estate Agents).
The Valuation came out as £90,000 for the Claremont Methodist Hall and Estimated cost both for Immediate major building work and long term over 10 years, estimating at a cost of £120,000 in total.
DISC Newquay are the forerunners of this Project, so please dont hesitate to Email us for further information at DiscNewquay@gmx.com or by following us on Face book and twitter as "DISC Newquay"
Thank you ALL for your support
From Co Founders Elaine Poole & Heather Papworth
Our aim as a charity is to enhance and help pre-existing organisations in not only Newquay but Cornwall. By networking with other agencies we aim to help those who are homeless and those who pretentiously might be. We offer food, clothing, and advice signposting those in need to organisations who can help with Dept, housing, refuge etc. We are a christian charity made up of volunteers over various churches in Newquay who have a heart and passion to serve in the community those who are disadvantaged and those who are homeless.
We provide activities, and get the local community involved, promoting creativity and happiness all round.
Linking with local businesses to ensure that our clients receive healthy nutritional, hot home comfort food, perfect for those out surviving the cold nights.
A kind, warm and welcoming environment, with no judgement, but support, kindness, safety, and reassurance in difficult times.