On a visit to Poynton Youth and Community Centre on 31st March, David Rutley, MP for Macclesfield, joined Tom Henson, from ASDA Public Affairs, to view the Centre’s refurbished kitchen, which was funded by a £14,000 grant from the ASDA Foundation.

The new kitchen replaces what was an old outdated facility and brings it up to a standard that the Centre, and local residents, can be proud of. This refurbishment is part of an ongoing process, which has seen £140,000 invested into the Centre. It is hoped that these refurbishments will attract even more people into Poynton’s oldest public building, which is held in charitable trust for all local residents.

Poynton Youth and Community Centre currently hosts a number of local organisations, including the Poynton Men in Sheds Group, Voice to Voice Choir and Poynton Music School. The centre also provides spaces for yoga, art and pottery classes, and there are numerous rooms within the centre that are available for private hire. Further information about those organisations, activity classes and private hire facilities can be found on the Centre’s website: http://thecentreinpoynton.co.uk/

Geoff King, Trustee of Poynton Youth and Community Centre, said: “The support of ASDA was crucial in achieving our aim of ensuring that this building has a secure future at the heart of the community in Poynton. On behalf of all the residents I offer sincere thanks to ASDA for their generous support.”

Tom Henson, from ASDA Public Affairs, said: “The ASDA Foundation is committed to offering support to transform communities and improve lives where ever possible. Donations to worthy causes this year are close to £3m and I am delighted that we have been able to support this project.”

Speaking after the event, David said: “With these recent refurbishments, the future of Poynton Youth and Community Centre, as a real community asset, is assured and that is good to see. I would like to thank Geoff and his team for all their hard work, and ASDA for their support. I am sure that local residents will be encouraged to make use of this space once they see the quality of the new facilities.