Saturday, 16 December 2017

Charity’s £150,000 new block for staff

WORK has begun on a new £150,000 staff block at Camp Mohawk.

WORK has begun on a new £150,000 staff block at Camp Mohawk.

The building will provide new eating, changing and washing facilities for the 15 staff and up to 12 volunteers who work for the charity. It is due to be completed by Christmas.

The old staff block has been demolished and this site will become a children’s play area.

Half of the cost is being paid for by the Hammond Trust while the rest will come from other donations and the proceeds of fund-raising events, including the Wargrave Rocks! festival and a comedy night.

Centre manager Luke Jansen said: “The new block will provide the staff with everything, including changing facilities, break rooms and eating rooms as well as some accommodation. It’s going to be really good.

“People here work very hard and have been forced to eat, change and take their breaks in not very pleasant conditions.

“For them to have something that’s up to spec will be a massive plus and help us retain the high quality of volunteers.”

“The old site will be turned into a toddler and parent play area which will be a real positive for the kids.”

Camp Mohawk, which opened in 2001, is a day centre for children with learning disabilities and conditions such as autism.

The charity has a range of facilities, including a heated swimming pool in the summer, an adventure playground and a wildlife area.

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