This month, as part of our Support in the Community Initiative, we’re shining a spotlight on our first ‘Charity of the Month’ this year – West Calder Community HUB.
The Centre, Livingston has announced our first monthly charity partner of 2023 as West Calder Community HUB, which is part of our ‘Support in the Community Initiative’, designed to help a different organisation every month to raise funds and awareness, by giving them a weekend pop-up space in the mall and also a £250 Gift Card donation.
The charity, which is at the heart of the community, is located in an old school in West Calder that has been refurbished into a large community centre to help bring local people together.
It caters for people of all ages with a wide variety of classes and events, including the Brunch Club, monthly arts and crafts sessions for children, activity and craft groups for seniors, bowling for over 50s’, after-school multi-sports clubs and a baby and toddler’s playgroup. The HUB’s member groups also include the Brass Band Club, CJ Dance Group, West Calder Judo and Taekwondo.
It also features a cafe which is open from 9am to 1pm every day, a fitness suite and refurbished floodlit kick pitch, plus a sports hall and meeting rooms, which are available for private hire.
The team also run a ‘Community Shop’ where kind-hearted locals drop off donations of everything from essential food items to toiletries and cleaning products. Their ethos is to work in partnership with local supermarkets to help anyone who is finding it a little bit tough at the moment and also to help reduce food waste.
You can also find out more about West Calder Community HUB and the services they provide, via their Facebook page.