Pie and peas to celebrate revamped community centre

DELIGHT ...Charles Young centre delighted after ASDA give over twenty one thousand for revamp work.
DELIGHT ...Charles Young centre delighted after ASDA give over twenty one thousand for revamp work.

A FREE pie-and-peas dinner is being hosted to help show what a revamped South Tyneside community centre has to offer.

The Charles Young Centre in Talbot Road, South Shields, is inviting people to enjoy a free meal on Tuesday, February 10.

Asda is hosting a free pie and peas dinner for people at the Charles Young Centre to try and boost their numbers sponsored by Dicksons butchers. From left Asda's Tracey Tough, centre's Noreen Willetts and Asda's Mavis Maughan

Asda is hosting a free pie and peas dinner for people at the Charles Young Centre to try and boost their numbers sponsored by Dicksons butchers. From left Asda's Tracey Tough, centre's Noreen Willetts and Asda's Mavis Maughan

The event has been organised by supermarket giant Asda’s community champions for South Shields and Boldon, Mavis Maughan and Tracey Tough.

The pies have been donated by South Tyneside-based butcher’s shop chain Dicksons.

The supermarket stepped in to help the centre carry out a revamp of its building after its trustees managed to secure a £21,000 grant from the Asda Foundation.

The cash was used to spruce up the building with new flooring, carpets, decor and re-plastering of walls.

Grants from other funding bodies helped to cover the cost of a revamp to its toilets and hallway.

The centre was opened in 1982 by Jarrow-born Olympic athlete Steve Cram and the then mayor of South Tyneside, Elizabeth Scrimger.

Mavis said: “The centre has undergone a huge revamp, and committee members would love to see more people coming through the doors.

“Hopefully, this event will encourage more people to come along and take a look at the centre and find out more about what it has to offer.”

Various classes and activities are held at the centre including regular bingo sessions, line dancing, sequence dancing and carpet bowls, as well as a weekly supper night.

During the pie-and-peas dinner event, people will have the chance to enjoy a game of bingo and enter a free prize draw,

There are a limited number of tickets available until Wednesday for the free dinner. To get hold of one, call into the centre between 11am and 1pm.

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