Fresh new look for community centre

P&G staff ready to help brighten the centre.
P&G staff ready to help brighten the centre.

A thriving North Tyneside community centre is looking to widen its appeal with a clean and fresh look.

The East End Youth and Community Centre in North Shields has carved out a name for itself as home to world kick boxing champion Ross Gladwin and young British pool champions Amy Dunn, 16, and 18-year-old Adam Starling.

Now the 50-year-old building is hoping to attract even more sporting participants after undergoing a redecoration courtesy of a team of accountants from Procter and Gamble’s Cobalt base in North Tyneside.

Armed with brushes, paint and varnish, they have added new colour to the community centre’s sports hall and games room, which has delighted volunteers at the centre.

Mavin Johnson, centre treasurer and acting chairman, said: “The P&G staff have done a tremendous job for us, there are only four volunteers who run the centre so having them help us is much appreciated.

“We have had the floor in the sports hall relined as well so we can cater for more football, badminton, hockey and basketball teams.

“We run the centre as volunteers and our only source of revenue is through the groups that use our facilities, so the help from the P&G team was so important to us.”