North East charity opens Tyneside Community Centre the Howdon Hub for local residents

It’s been an exciting year for Family Gateway, as we recently celebrated opening the doors to Howdon Hub, previously Howdon Community Centre, which will provide a great new resource for everyone on North Tyneside.

The building in Wallsend was previously a community resource open to all, but in recent years it had fallen into disrepair and sadly was at risk of having to close its doors.

So, being a local family charity, Family Gateway jumped at the chance to take-over the centre and bring it back to life.

We have recently opened its doors for everyone to enjoy here on Denbigh Avenue, Wallsend, NE28 0PP

Our Charity Work

Family Gateway is a charity organisation for kids and families in North and South Tyneside and Northumberland.

Every year we help over 400 families in the North East, providing vital support to children and families living in poverty in the region.

The new Family Gateway Hub @ Howdon, near Newcastle will provide a vital base for our outreach and support work, whilst also providing a resource for the whole community. The centre will host weekly events, regular activities, and will also be available for hire.

Facilities for Everyone

The Howdon Hub has brilliant facilities and is the perfect venue in the North East for training, courses, or social events, such as birthday parties or family gatherings.

The Hub offers the following:

  • Affordable fully equipped gym
  • Bookable meeting and training rooms
  • Large hall perfect for parties and events
  • Café which is open to all
  • Clothes and goods donations centre to help families in need in Wallsend and surrounding areas
  • Charity Shop
  • Outdoor area, perfect for football or other games

To find out more, or to make a booking take a look at our Howdon Hub page.

Helping our Local Community Centre

Although we’ve opened the doors to an amazing community resource, there is still some work to be done.

We are looking for skilled tradesman who’d like to donate their time and volunteer to help bring the centre back to life and create a welcoming centre for the whole community.

If you think you can help and would like to find out more, you can volunteer for charity here.

Volunteering Opportunities

The Howdon Hub is also looking for people keen to get involved in charity work by volunteering their time.

We have a number of volunteering opportunities available, from sorting charity donations, to working on reception and providing event support. We need the skills of people in the local community to help the Howdon Hub flourish!

If you’d like to give your time, contact us today to find out more!

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