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Learning Hub Update

Happy New Year everyone!

This is just to introduce Joyce Gbeleyi and Jenny Mrozek who will be running our Learning Hub throughout the week. We will be offering new pathways to employment courses in the next few weeks such as IT, Teaching Assistant, Customer Services as well as Adult Numeracy and Literacy.

If you are interested in any of these courses PLEASE pop in, phone us, or fill in an enquiry form on our website.

Also, Job Club will now be running on Monday and Thursday afternoons, from 1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you in the next few days!

Happy New Year From BMCA Ltd.

Everyone at BMCA wishes you a very Happy New Year.

We are currently having lots of fun on our IT training day. We are preparing ourselves for the New Building which will be starting February.

We are very excited about our new pathway to employment courses starting early 2013 and extended job club provision running on Monday and Thursday afternoons from 1.30 – 3.30 pm.

Connexions 16 – 19 enrollment will begin on the 16th of January. Check this website, community centre, and a leaflet through your letter box in the next few weeks for more courses starting soon.

Youth Drop In is back starting on Monday the 14th from 5 – 7 pm.

Senior Youth Drama begins on Thursday 17th from 7.30 – 9.30 pm and we now have more sessions than ever.

Senior Youth sessions begin on the 7th of January on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 – 9.30 pm.

Loads of interesting trips planned for Over 60s in 2013 with our first trip at the end of January.

Playgroup is back on Tuesday the 8th of January at 9.30 am – 12 pm.

Junior Generation is also back on Tuesday the 8th of January from 4.30 – 6.30 pm

Junior Club will be restarting on Thursday the 10th of January from 4.30 – 6.30 pm

Happy Christmas from all at BMCA

BMCA want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Many in our community have already started celebrating Christmas this year including our over 60’s group and senior youth who all enjoyed a Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings put on by staff and volunteers. We hope you and your family have an amazing time over Christmas.


Funding Update

We have been advised by the Big Lottery Fund that we have been unsuccessful in our bid for funds to fit out the new community centre.  This is of course disappointing news and will require us to make some amendments to our original timescales, however the Board of BMCA Ltd, together with Southway Housing Trust Ltd, remain committed to the development.

The New Centre will still be built, and is on schedule to commence in January 2013, with completion anticipated for August 2013. The relocation and expansion of the Centre’s facilities will now be in two phases:

Phase 1. Re-locate all the existing provision that we have in the centre to the new centre which will provide improved and expanded facilities for all our service users.

Phase 2. Secure alternative funding to develop the facilities to increase and enhance provision for the community with the introduction of a dedicated youth zone, learning centre and library.

Santa Dash

On Sunday December the 2nd, Lucy, Martin, Tom, Daniella, Carl and Susan a teacher from Chorlton High braved freezing temperatures to take part in the Santa Dash. They helped raised around £300 for BMCA! Here’s there account.

It was a freezing morning and we all seemed in a state of shock when we met at the tram station on Sunday morning. Once we arrived at United’s ground, saw the 2,500 people who were taking part and put our Santa suits on the mood lightened! It was so much fun! There were people raising money for all different charities, dressed in all types of costumes, there was even a world record attempt for a 5k conga! Tesco Santas are now the new world record holders for the furthest Santa conga.

Tom was the first to finish, finishing in the top 30. Followed by Martin not long later and then Daniella, Lucy, Susan and Carl all finished together.




Information & Advice Day

BMCA and Southway held a free information and advice day on Friday 2nd of November. We had a great day of fun activities, food, advice, connecting with people and making new friends. We had a great turn out, thanks to help of staff and volunteers and thanks to Creative Pulse it was all captured on camera!