Ilford Sports Club celebrates community renovation
PUBLISHED: 09:39 27 September 2016
Paint brushes formed a guard of honour when a community sports club was officially reopened last week.
Volunteer decorators worked hard to renovate the facilities of Ilford Sports Club, in Cricklefield Place, Ilford.
The Mayor of Redbridge, Cllr Gurdial Bhamra attended the reopening last Friday morning.
The project, which was ran by DIY chain Wickes and volunteer company VIY, sees young people gain vocational qualifications whilst helping to restore community buildings.
Weininger Irwin, manager of Ilford Sports Club said: “The transformation of our sports club with the help of Wickes and VIY will be appreciated by all of our members.
“We have very little government funding and this was a task we were unable to do on our own so we’re thrilled that the work has been undertaken by the young people of our local community.
“The results are fantastic and I hope the club will become fully functional for the whole community to use and provide facilities for the young people of Ilford to learn all sorts of sports – hopefully the club will produce a future Olympian so watch this space!”
Tim Reading, director of VIY comments: “We’re so pleased to have reached our 100th partnership project milestone and to be able to mark it at Ilford Sports Club.
“It plays such a key role in the local community and, with the help of Wickes and other VIY partners and supporters City & Guilds, RM Training and Ideal Handyman, it’s tremendous to see young people developing new skills at the same time as helping to improve the building and safeguard the club’s future.”
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