October Newsletter

Lift Fundraiser 
Unfortunately, our lift has recently had a major mechanical failure, the lift repair company are still diagnosing the problem, but despite the lift only being 3 years old, it will be very expensive to repair. The lift is no longer covered under warranty, and we will have to foot the repair bill in its entirety. 

The lift is essential for access to the upstairs rooms in our building which are used by a variety of community groups. The rooms are not only a big part of local groups but provide tKC with an income to fund our youth and community projects. 

Did you know that tKC is not owned or run by the council, it is an independent charity that occupies a council building on a fully repairing lease. 

We are very grateful to our supporters who have already donated to this fund and we ask if you are able to contribute please do. We will keep you updated on the repair as soon as we have all the information to hand. 

Thank you in advance for your support of your community centre. 

Donate Here: 

Just Giving
tKC Community   

We continue to provide a range of community events in collaboration with Compassionate Kenilworth including our Board Game hub, Sunday dinner and live music, Holiday pop-up Cafe’s and the Slow Cooking Course. 

Slow Cooking Course 
Thursday 12th October 3.30pm – 5.00pm for 4 Weeks 
An easy way to make tasty healthy meals, each participant also recieves a free slow cooker. This course is fully booked. Supported by WRCC, Cadent and WCC. 

Live Music & Dinner supported by Cook  – 29th Oct / 26th Nov 
Our lovely monthly music and dinner events offer an inclusive social activity and a hot meal to those struggling with cost of living and isolation. Space for this can booked via ticket source. 

Board Game Hub – 3rd Sunday of every month
Our board game hug offers a socail space to people of all ages to share board games and actvitities, from featured board games to magic specials, pokemon and even visiting board game designers. 

Pop-up Cafe – Halloween Half Term Special
3.30pm -5.30pm Mon 31st Oct & Tues 1st Nov 
Our holiday Pop-up cafe has been very popular with access to the pool table/ table tennis/ table football as well as arts and crafts and outdoor activities. 

Our bookable events and courses can be found on Ticket Source: 
tKC Youth Club 

tKC continues with our youth delivery, offering two youth club sessions each Friday night at tKC, Counselling onsite at tKC, Mentoring at Kenilworth School & Sixth Form and a raft of youth projects.  For more information about any of our current or upcoming projects please see our website for more details.

All of our youth provision is funded by grants and donations, if you would like to make a donation or have more information about sponsoring a project, please see our website

Youth Club Friday Nights – Free to access youth club, registration required. 
Session One 6pm – 7.15pm Years 6, 7 and 8 
Session Two 7.30pm – 9pm Years 8 and up 

Kickboxing Course 
Another successful start to our youth kickboxing course with Hussars of Kenilworth supported by Crimebeat, the next course starts on the 13th Nov. 
More Info – Youth Kickboxing

Skills in Babysitting 
Our next Skills in babysitting course starts on the 13th Nov
More Info: Skills In Babysitting

Arts and Wellbeing 
The next round of Arts and Wellbeing starts on the 15th Nov
More Info:Arts and Wellbeing Course

Halloween Youth Club Special 
Friday 27th Oct will be our Halloween Youth Club special, spooky treats, music and crafts, entry £2 – 6pm – 7.30pm. Volunteer Recognition
Last week, representatives from tKC and Compassionate Kenilworth attended WCAVA Volunteer Awards, where two of our key volunteers had been nominated for the work they do to support tKC. 

Vic Lewis was nominated and commended for his work at tKC assisting with all manner of maintenance jobs, we want to thank Vic for all of his hard work keeping the centre maintained. 

Mark Morrey was nominated and highly commended for all of his work delivering access to football provision for locally placed Asylum Seekers, setting up matches, fundraising and being a key support to people fleeing violence and conflict. If you would like to support ongoing access to sports provision, please see our JustGiving link 
As a registered charity we are supported and governed by a chair of trustees. At this years AGM we said goodbye to some long standing trustees who supported the centre, but as a charity it is good practice to roatate trustees regularly. We are extremely grateful to the following trustees who have supported the centre on the board: 
David Littleford and Miranda de Freston 

We also said farewell to Richard Dickson who has been Chairperson for the last few years. Without these people we would not be able to do what we do and continue to support the community. 

We would like to give a very warm welcome to our new trustees and chair and look forward to working with them: 

Amanda Brougham 
Rebecca Johnson 
Nick Cadd 
Sim Connor 

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