7Corners

More Than Just a Place to Meet

February 2, 2019
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January 2019

Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect.

Well, Christmas came and went and now seems a very long time ago! Crocus and snowdrops are starting to flower and even the first daffodils are peeking through.  Will we see snow or go straight into Spring?

 

An urgent Appeal – but not for Cash!

The Charity* behind 7Corners needs a new Treasurer from the end of March 2019 – could you be that person?

The HotSpot outreach project needs volunteers to go out on Saturday nights – three hours once a month – to meet with the young people in the area – could you help?

For details – email admin@7corners.org.uk or telephone 01873 855 414

(* The Bridge to Cross Charitable Trust – Reg No 1090166)

 

Dates for FebruarySunday Diners – 10 February which will be a Valentine Special!  

King Henry VIII Careers Fair – Thursday 14 February 2019, 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Advanced notice – Save the Date –  IYE Festival second Saturday in July 2019.

Our Hotspot caravan still goes out around Abergavenny twice a month, visiting Bailey Park, Abergavenny Castle and the ‘skate park’ on Hereford Road to meet the young people out in the community – this is an important part of outreach having a presence in the Community.

May I remind you next time you buy something online don’t forget to visit the Easyfundraising website first before you make your purchase.  At no extra cost to you, 7Corners will receive a donation from Easyfundraising.

Any volunteer help is most welcome! We’d love to hear from you if you feel you can help out in any way. Pop in and see Ange in the office or telephone 01873 855414.

February 2, 2019
by Caroline Woollard
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December 2018

Wise men still seek Jesus

Sunday Diners – this year there was a ‘Christmas Special’ where Ange prepared a traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings for 11 young people.    Thank you Ange.

On 8th December we joined in the ‘Churches Together‘ which was very enjoyable.  The ‘Scratch Nativity Walk’ preceded the Carol service – Ange was an Angel; did you see her?  It was great to see so many denominations together in one building.

Then, of course, there was the Christmas party!  As usual there were tables groaning with food including a huge box of mince pies and lots of sausage rolls kindly contributed by Maureen and John Powell again this year. We thank all those who donated to the party; all contributions were very much appreciated. The party extended over two days – which is now becoming part of the tradition!  Not staying overnight of course but with young people coming in on both Saturday and Sunday.  With festive films and music going all day – both days!

Our Hotspot caravan is still going out around Abergavenny, visiting Bailey Park, Abergavenny Castle and the ‘skate park’ on Hereford Road to meet the young people out in the community.  We need volunteers – three hours per month.  Could you help?  Pop in and see Ange in the office or telephone 01873 855414

Christmas is almost here! If you are busy buying your last minute gifts or thinking ahead to the January sales, may I remind you next time you buy something online don’t forget to visit the Easyfundraising website first before you make your purchase.  At no extra cost to you, 7Corners will receive a donation from EasyFundraising.

A Christmas Appeal – but not for cash!  The Charity behind 7Corners needs a new Treasurer from the end of March 2019.  Could you be that person?  If you are interested please contact the centre on the number above.

Well that’s all for now apart from

May you and those you love find true happiness and peace this Christmas and into the New Year!

From all here at 7Corners.

November 19, 2018
by Caroline Woollard
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November 2018

Riding Lights‘Gospel Street’ What an excellent performance from these young people.  A modern production of ‘stories and people’ from the Bible remembered by the actors.  From Sermon in the car park to The Funeral Director – a truly thought-provoking evening, emotional, moving and funny. Well done and well worth the ticket money!

On 31 October 2018 the ‘Living in the Light’ party was held at 7Corners – with hot sausage sandwiches, cake and pizza  – thank you for the donations of food, pizza was donated by Domino’s.  The event was hosted on Halloween to draw youngsters from more harmful activities and influences – no tricks at the Centre, only treats.  This event also included an informal dedication service to launch this year’s 24/7 Prayer Room. There was excellent attendance of both young people and ‘mature’ people

The 24/7 Prayer Week came and went very quickly.  Ange did her inspired transformation of the chill room into two rooms! The week was well supported with most slots being filled and those who took advantage of the quiet time there found it a calming yet uplifting experience.  Jan came down from Aberystwyth to cover the night shift and several hardy souls took up the opportunity of a reflective late night or early morning slot. We had many very positive comments including our outside agency workers. Ange has now, reluctantly, dismantled the room(s).

A BIG thank you goes out to Mountain Warehouse, Abergavenny, whose Manager Jane brought in a big box of winter clothes for distribution, which was much appreciated as the temperatures drop.

Sunday Diners – November 11th – Sausage and Mash on the menu with onion gravy – yum!  Nice one Ange.

Next month will be leading up to Christmas, and, of course, there will be the Christmas party which will take place this year on Saturday 15th December. We look forward to seeing anyone who would like to pop in and say ‘Hello’.

Our HOTSPOT team are still out every week around Abergavenny, visiting Bailey Park, Abergavenny Castle and the ‘skate park’ on Hereford Road to meet the young people out in the community – this is an important part of outreach having a presence in the Community.  We need volunteers!  We’d love to hear from you if you feel you can help out in any way with the HOTSPOT outreach team. Pop in and see Ange in the office or telephone 01873 855414.

THINKING OF CHRISTMAS!  Next time you buy something online don’t forget to visit the Easyfundraising website first before you make your purchase. At no extra cost to you, 7Corners will receive a donation from EasyFundraising.

October 20, 2018
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October 2018

Good news – We are pleased to share that some of our Young People were invited to the GAVO Award Ceremony on 4th October 2018 to perform.  Feedback from this event is that ‘the 7 Corners shone, as it should for all its young people and positive work’.  Well done everyone who took part in this event.

Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme – we have been notified with regard to the vote results, we came 2nd and hopefully will receive the money shortly – although we have not secured the full amount requested, this is excellent news.  These funds will go towards the much needed repairs of the front of the building which is now underway in preparation for the winter months.

**LAST CALL** – Tuesday 23rd October 2018, 7.30pm – Riding Lights will be performing ‘Gospel Street’ @ Holy Trinity Church, Abergavenny.  Tickets – £10.00/£8.00 concessions available from the 7Corners Centre. Publicity quotes so far  – “A fresh respositioning of the gospel stories in up-to-date contexts”, “The writing was excellent, the acting incredible”, “Brilliant, insightful, engaging and funny”.  DON’T MISS OUT – GET YOUR TICKETS

On 27 October 2018 there will be a ‘Hotspot’ party at Bailey Park in the round Bandstand with the title ‘Living in the Light’ at which there will be hotdogs, donuts on strings and general fun.  This will be the weekend immediately prior to Halloween and it is hoped it will draw youngsters from more harmful activities and influences.

The 24/7 Prayer Room will be running from 7pm Wednesday October 31st till 7pm Wednesday 7th November 2018.  Ange has just returned from a 24/7 Prayer conference in Vienna – inspiring, reflective and reconciling!  As ever there will be a theme to the week but to find out what it is you will need to book a slot!  Please contact Ange on 01873 855 414 or pop in to the 7Corners office to book your prayer slots – all are welcome. With Ange’s hard work the chill room will be turned into an oasis of calm and tranquillity where people can spend an hour or two away from the rush and bustle of everyday life in prayer, meditation or simply peace and quiet!

Our HOTSPOT team are still out every week around Abergavenny, visiting Bailey Park, Abergavenny Castle and the ‘skate park’ on Hereford Road to meet the young people out in the community – this is an important part of outreach having a presence in the Community.  We need volunteers!  We’d love to hear from you if you feel you can help out in any way with the HOTSPOT outreach team. Pop in and see Ange in the office or telephone 01873 855414.

THINKING OF CHRISTMAS!  Next time you buy something online don’t forget to visit the Easyfundraising website first before you make your purchase. At no extra cost to you, 7Corners will receive a donation from EasyFundraising.

October 20, 2018
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September 2018

September has arrived – definitely a chill in the air!  Embrace the chilly mornings by waking up with the thought that something wonderful is about to happen.

Thank you to all who supported 7Corners with the Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme.  We should be notified by the end of September with regard to the vote results and the amount of money we will be receiving.   These funds will go towards the much needed repairs of the front of the building in preparation for the winter months.

Hats off for a Mad Hatters Tea Party and End of Summer Jam and BBQan excellent afternoon with approximately 30 Young People dropping in to say ‘Hi’ throughout the afternoon.  A BIG thank you to everyone who donated CAKE!!    The quote of the day:

The Mad Hatter: ‘Have I gone Mad?

Alice: ‘I’m afraid so.  You’re entirely BONKERS.  But I’ll tell you a secret – all the best people are.

GSUSLive – is a mobile classroom with a multimedia computer suite providing lessons for secondary school pupils.  Within its stimulating environment they investigate Jesus’ teaching on fear, forgiveness and rejection and discover how Jesus is relevant today in the lives of practising Christians.  On Saturday 08 September Ange whizzed from our Trustees’ meeting to a GSUS Live training event which was held in Blackwood.  She is now preparing to present on the GSUS Live bus on 10 October 2018.  Please pray for Ange and for the GSUS Live work in Blackwood, Torfaen and Merthyr Tydfil.

Sunday Diners  –  Sunday Diners took place on 9th September 2018 – Ange cooked her famous Spagetti Bolognese – yum yum!  Next Sunday Diners 14th Octber 2018

**STOP PRESS** – Tuesday 23rd October 2018, 7.30pm – Riding Lights will be performing ‘Gospel Street’ @ Holy Trinity Church, Abergavenny.  Tickets – £10.00 and £8.00 concessions –  available from the 7Corners Centre. Publicity quotes so far  – “A fresh respositioning of the gospel stories in up-to-date contexts”, “The writing was excellent, the acting incredible”, “Brilliant, insightful, engaging and funny”.  DON’T MISS OUT. GET YOUR TICKETS.

Our HOTSPOT team are still out every week around Abergavenny, visiting Bailey Park, Abergavenny Castle and the ‘skate park’ on Hereford Road to meet the young people out in the community – this is an important part of outreach having a presence in the Community.  We need volunteers!  We’d love to hear from you if you feel you can help out in any way with the HOTSPOT outreach team. Pop in and see Ange in the office or telephone 01873 855414.

September 6, 2018
by Caroline Woollard
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August 2018

August – for a number of our young people – the month of examination results and getting ready to go back to school . . . ahh I remember it well!  For all those young people going off to College/University we wish you well.

Ange returned from her well deserved rest – ready to start again.  Where does she get her energy and ideas from?  She is already thinking ahead to C-C-C-Christmas!

Good news – We are pleased to share that on 4th October 2018 some of our Young People who performed at the IYE Festival have been invited to the GAVO Award Ceremony to perform. This is an excellent opportunity for them – well done.

Hats off for a Mad Hatters Tea Party  & End of Summer Jam and BBQ = 1st September 2018

 Anyone who would like to donate cake for this event would be welcomed!

Sunday Diners  – the next Sunday Diners will take place on 9th September 2018.

Date for your diary – Tuesday 23rd October 2018 – Riding Lights will be performing ‘Gospel Street’ @ Holy Trinity Church, Abergavenny.  More information to follow.

Our HOTSPOT team are still out every week around Abergavenny, visiting Bailey Park, Abergavenny Castle and the ‘skate park’ on Hereford Road to meet the young people out in the community – this is an important part of outreach having a presence in the Community.  We need volunteers!  We’d love to hear from you if you feel you can help out in any way with the HOTSPOT outreach team. Pop in and see Ange in the office or telephone 01873 855414.

Don’t forget that if you are buying anything online you can help 7Corners raise funds by visiting the Easyfundraising website before you make your purchase.

September 6, 2018
by Caroline Woollard
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July 2018

Leading up to the IYE Festival Ange undertook an intensive course with Heads of the Valleys Training, where she was put through her paces of ‘hitching, towing and reversing a trailer’ and then sat the examination – congratulations Ange – she passed and has a certificate to prove it!   Gold star Ange

The IYE festival took place on Saturday 14 July 2017 in Bailey Park, officially opened by the Mayor of Abergavenny Teslin Davies – what a day!  Many thanks to all those who took part, either by being involved throughout the day or setting up and packing away … we couldn’t have done it without you!  Also thanks go out to everyone for their generous contributions and support, to mention everyone individually would not be possible – you know who you are: THANK YOU. The sun shone and everyone had a blast!  Great fun was had by all on the day with a wide range of activities and performances to enjoy – there are some very talented young people out there.  Ange is now looking forward to a break to rest and recover ready for her next adventure . . . watch this space!!

During the months of July and August 2018 7Corners has been accepted by the Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme.  Please show your support by placing your tokens in the 7Corners’ box.  We are hoping that the money raised will boost the funding needed to be raised for the renovation of the outside of the centre.

Summer events:                       

Hats off for a Mad Hatters Tea Party

End of Summer Jam and BBQ . . . dates to be confirmed.

 

Our HOTSPOT team are still out every week around Abergavenny, visiting Bailey Park, Abergavenny Castle and the ‘skate park’ on Hereford Road to meet the young people out in the community – this is an important part of outreach having a presence in the Community.  We need volunteers!  We’d love to hear from you if you feel you can help out in any way with the HOTSPOT outreach team. Pop in and see Ange in the office or telephone 01873 855414.

Don’t forget that if you are buying anything online you can help 7Corners raise funds by visiting the Easyfundraising website before you make your purchase.

June 25, 2018
by Caroline Woollard
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June 2018

We’re very busy as the final preparations for this year’s IYE festival are now being put in place – have you spotted the posters?  Thanks again to everyone for their generous contributions and support.   We need strong people to help set up the tents and equipment for the Festival.  If you are available please contact Ange and she has a job for you to do!

The IYE festival will be taking place on Saturday 14 July 2017 in Bailey Park – we hope to see you there! Look out for our team of adult and young people volunteers in their special blue IYE Festival t-shirts!

Thank you to everyone who supported us by shopping at Waitrose during the month of May – we have been informed that we will be receiving a cheque for £286!  Plus we are now part of Waitrose Fare Share Scheme.

We are now putting out a call to everyone who shops at Tesco, Abergavenny. During the months of July and August 2018 7Corners has been accepted by the Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme.  Please show your support by placing your tokens in the 7Corners’ box.  We are hoping that the money raised will boost the funding needed to be raised for the renovation of the outside of the entre.

Our next Sunday Diners will be held on 8 July 2018.

Our HOTSPOT team are still out every week around Abergavenny, visiting Bailey Park, Abergavenny Castle and the ‘skate park’ on Hereford Road to meet the young people out in the community – this is an important part of outreach having a presence in the Community.  We need volunteers!  We’d love to hear from you if you feel you can help out in any way with the HOTSPOT outreach team. Pop in and see Ange in the office or telephone 01873 855414.

Don’t forget that if you are buying anything online you can help 7Corners raise funds by visiting the Easyfundraising website before you make your purchase.

June 12, 2018
by Caroline Woollard
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May 2018

Flowers are God’s ways of letting us know that life is short but beautiful; decorate it with love and tenderness.’

Another month gone already and we were blessed with sunshine on the May bank holiday . . . looking forward to the next one!

Diary of Ange aged … well we will leave that a secret as much as to say by the time you read this she will be yet another year younger.  On 04 May she attended a course at the Bridges Centre, Monmouth on Inspiring evaluation with creative input – this was very interesting and a good networking opportunity.  Then on 15 May she attended the Mayoral Installation and was very excited to learn that the Mayor Teslin Davies a retired teacher will be focusing on young people during her term of office.

7Corners has been nominated for the Community Matters Scheme – Green tokens at Waitrose, Llanfoist for the month of May 2018.  Please show your support by placing your tokens in the 7Corners’ box.

Last month we welcomed Tammy our new Job Centre Plus work experience placement to the team.  This month we say goodbye to Tammy as she has been successful and secured employment – well done Tammy.

Our next Sunday Diners will be held on 3 June 2018.

A BIG SHOUT OUT has gone out on Face Book to all 7Corners old timers to have their picture taken with ‘the Wall’ and share them with Ange as plans for repainting are underway.

Advanced notice – IYE Festival second Saturday in July 2018 Save the Date 

Planning and preparations are now underway.  We need strong people to help set up the tents and equipment for the Festival.  If you are available please contact Ange and she has a job for you to do!

ARTS FESTIVAL – Coming soon…Saturday 30 June 2018 Graffiti Boards 7Corners Lane

Our HOTSPOT team are still out every week around Abergavenny, visiting Bailey Park, Abergavenny Castle and the ‘skate park’ on Hereford Road to meet the young people out in the community – this is an important part of outreach having a presence in the Community.  We need volunteers!  We’d love to hear from you if you feel you can help out in any way with the HOTSPOT outreach team. Pop in and see Ange in the office or telephone 01873 855414.

June 12, 2018
by Caroline Woollard
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April 2018

‘Your mind is a garden; your thoughts are the seeds… You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds…’

I hope you all enjoyed the Easter celebrations. We are now heading towards May and summer will not be too far away!

CALLING everyone who shops at Waitrose, Llanfoist – during the month of May 2018 7Corners will be nominated for the Community Matters Scheme – Green tokens.  Please show your support by placing your tokens in the 7Corners box. We are hoping that the money raised will go towards funding the renovation of the outside of the Centre.

Sunday Diners Easter Special was held on 08 April 2018 – with eight young people in attendance the menu for the day was Lamb followed by Apple Crumble with custard!

As promised Emma undertook an event titled ‘Chocolate!’ on 11 April 2018 – lots of chocolate and fresh fruit were consumed plus very thought provoking questions were asked: Why Fairtrade? And what is global responsibility?  Also ‘a snow no more’ – BBQ was held on Saturday 14 April; an informal gathering to mark the end of the young people’s Easter Holidays and I am delighted to report that there was no snow, only sunshine.

We are pleased to welcome Tammy, our new Job Centre Plus work experience placement, to the team. She has been providing general help around the Centre, working in the Cafe and gaining administration experience.

A BIG SHOUT OUT has gone out on Facebook to all 7Corners old timers to have their picture taken with ‘the Wall’ and share them with Ange as plans for repainting are underway.

Advanced notice – IYE Festival second Saturday in July 2018 Save the Date 

Our HOTSPOT team are still out every week around Abergavenny, visiting Bailey Park, Abergavenny Castle and the ‘skate park’ on Hereford Road to meet the young people out in the community – this is an important part of outreach having a presence in the Community.  We need volunteers!  We’d love to hear from you if you feel you can help out in any way with the HOTSPOT outreach team. Pop in and see Ange in the office or telephone 01873 855414.

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