Friends & Supporters
Join the Friends of South Shropshire Furniture Scheme
We are a local charity helping local people to a new start… we need your help!
What you could do as a Friend
As a friend your support would help us meet the increasing needs of our community. We are a small charity that has to find new ways of sustaining the services we offer.
Your support is vital
Ways You Can Help Us
A single donation of any sum of money will be gratefully received and will be put to good use.
A promise of both current and future support is even more valuable. An annual subscription from £5 upwards is welcomed from individuals. Corporate membership from £25.
Remember us in your will –ask us how
Although we raise a lot of money through grants and sales we have considerable running costs. Help us to raise £12,000 in 2013. This amount will pay to train and support a carpentry apprentice for one year.
How you can help us to raise funds
Through membership, by spreading the word and through events (to be decided and organised by the Friends!)
Could you be a Rockspring Supporter?
Rockspring Community Centre is at the heart of Sandpits Estate, Ludlow. South Shropshire Furniture Scheme, a successful local charity, took on the lease for the Centre in 2011 and is working hard to ensure local people see Rockspring as theirs.
The Centre is staffed Monday to Friday and hosts a number of clubs and activities. Private hires are also accommodated in the evenings and at weekends.
Rockspring runs successful Holiday Schemes for young people, with more than 80 youngsters registered to take part in activities. The Holiday Scheme programmes include sports, crafts, gardening, cookery, drama, orienteering, den making, bike rides and fun and games.
We rely on volunteers to help us deliver such schemes and to support professional youth workers and activity providers. We keep costs to a minimum and encourage the young people to take part in positive activities irrespective of their capacity to pay.
It costs on average between £200 and £300 to put on a day’s activity. This includes the costs of drinks, fruit, snacks and a healthy lunch.
We would like to continue to offer activities to children and young people at the Rockspring Centre every school holiday. We believe in instilling positive messages, encouraging respect for themselves and others and setting standards of acceptable behaviour whilst having fun.
In addition to the young people we also host activities for people of all ages. Our aim is always to build confidence, encourage friendships and support people in any way we can to make the most of opportunities. We offer volunteer work placements and develop skills to help people seek out and secure employment. We are developing the Shoestring Club, a supportive way to encourage sound money management in difficult financial circumstances.
Every Thursday at the Rockspring Centre local people can drop in between 9.30am and 1.30pm for a cuppa and a chat, take part in activities and get help with any problems they may be facing.
We are looking to local people and organisations to support our activities at Rockspring for the people of Sandpits and Ludlow.
If you can help in anyway please get in touch, we would love to hear from you.
Rockspring Community Centre – at the heart of Ludlow Sandpits