Story by Stan Skinny | Photo by Martin Currie
A group of volunteers have helped transform the community room in Abbeyfield House and provide a great new space for the community to use.
The room had not seen much attention for many years and was badly in need of a bit TLC. Fortunately, through the People’s Kitchen Pitsmoor project and FOAP, funding was able to be raised from the Burngreave ward pot to decorate the space and bring it back into use.
Each week across February, scores of volunteers have been taking up old carpets, sanding down walls and painting ceilings, all warmly fuelled by some delicious home-made soup and cake.
Now de-cluttered and spruced up, it provides a welcoming space for groups to use for a range of purposes such as dance, tai chi and yoga classes, as well as offering additional room for the repair café, and tool bank.
Local resident and member of PKP Stan Skinny, said of the upgrade
“It’s great to see the community coming together, caring about its spaces and willing to help out to make our area better. It’s all part of the brilliant collective spirit of Pitsmoor and it’s wonderful and exciting to see what lies ahead for Abbeyfield House.”