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48 - Saints and Sinners Wanted - Newport - 20 Volunteers
Fri 12 May 2017, 09:00 – 17:00 BST
Newport City Church Trust is located in the socially and culturally diverse area of Pillgwenlly. They have big aspirations to help fight social isolation by creating opportunities such as volunteering, support to find employment and training opportunities. The church aspires to be a centre for the community rather than a community centre and be open to the whole community to help build relationships and raise aspirations.
The church has been based at Mill Parade for the past 3 years. The building is in great condition however the trustees wish to further enhance several of the indoor spaces to make them more suitable for their intended purpose.
The church benefits from a large space on the ground floor which is used for the Crèche. The trustees would like volunteer support to paint the walls with different vibrant colour schemes to brighten the area up and make it look more like a children’s area. One wall is to be painted with a jungle scene.
Two of the children that currently use the facility are disabled and would benefit from a sensory area. Volunteers are welcome to design and makeover a specific part of the room to meet this need.
Upstairs the church would like to create a Community Media Hub with the aim of providing a quality film/broadcast production venue for the local community. Much of the equipment needed is being donated to the church and they have already partitioned off a space which will be used for filming and video editing. Volunteers could help by creating a backdrop/film set to film in front of and painting the room which is made up of partition panels and blockwork.
Volunteers with some DIY experience may wish to help create a break out space and an office space by erecting and fixing partitions which the church already has onsite.
Additionally, there is a stairwell and landing which the church would like freshened up with a new coat of paint
The church has a very limited budget for materials
Volunteers will require a budget or willingness to undertake some fundraising for materials to complete all of the tasks.
Photographs available upon request