1971

Announcement Date: 3 August 2016

An inaugural meeting was held on 13 January 1971, at 9 Church Street, formalising a (voluntary) Support Committee to help and advise as to how to get the money required to run the Centre. This committee consisted of male and female volunteers from a broad range of professional backgrounds and experiences. here are 2 committee members of ethnic minority backgrounds; Dr Saggar (medical doctor) and Mrs Dhir (a business woman)

A Working Committee involving volunteers, supported by Janet Forman, formed to help run activities raise funds and support activities at Church Street and Grey Lodge, Five minority ethnic volunteers were then seconded to the working committee; 2 Indian ladies and 3 Pakistani ladies. Volunteers were involved in teaching English, helping fundraising activities such as coffee mornings, Bazaars selling food, nearly new items, Asian food etc.