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Rose Community Centre in Spon End receives £1k donation

The Rose Community Centre in Coventry has received a £1,000 donation after filming for a new BBC drama took place earlier this year.

Dave Roberts from the Rose Community Centre said the donation will help to close the gap between income and expenditure.

He said: “We are so pleased to receive this money following the filming which took place earlier this year. Due to the Covid 19 lockdown, the Rose Centre – with short intervals – has not had any income for room hire since March 2020.

“The donation has helped ease the pain of lockdown. Gas, water, electricity and business rates still have to be paid and thankfully we were also eligible for grant funding from the Government, without which we would have been in a more precarious position than we are now.”

Dave said he is hoping that residents will become more engaged with the centre now restrictions are starting to ease.

He added: “This donation has given us a bit more breathing space and will help to keep the wolves from our door.

“The Rose Centre was set up as a facility for community events, promoting social inclusion and improving the lives of the community and we hope to welcome people back soon.”

Some of the events that have recently re-started at the community centre include the Men Shed. This is a group for the over 40s which helps to relieve boredom and helps with male mental health.

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