At last, wheelchair accessible doors come to the centre! Thank you @morrisons , the Jack Brunton Charitable Trust and the Norman Collinson Charitable Trust for funding new accessible doors at the centre. It makes a real difference for our community. ...

It seems like a lifetime ago...
But a year today was the day Tang Hall stood up and looked after its own. A community coming together to send out emergency food parcels, hot meals and vital support for those who needed it.

We love you Tang Hall. It is an honour to still be standing a year later.
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So...who's taking part in THCC's LEEK SHOW? Do you have what it takes to produce a humongous leek?!

Sowing time is now, with the judging in September. If you would like some leek seedlings, pop into the centre in a couple of weeks' time and we'll start you off on your leek-growing journey.

Green-fingered gardening gurus and soothsayers of the soil, maybe you harbour an age old horticultural secret that helps you produce some whoppers. We won't believe it 'til we see it.
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#leekshow2021 #thebiggerthebetter #takealeek #leekchallenge #tanghallandproud #joinin #whatsoninyork #leeksaregoodforyou #gardenersinyork #allotmentyork
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FACT: We are surrounded by and supported by an amazing community of people.

Our fundraising campaign for a new kitchen at the centre is almost halfway to being fully funded and we wanted to sincerely thank you wonderfully generous folk.

Find out more about our project here: https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/new-kitchen-needed
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#tanghallandproud #charitypledges #halfwaytofullbellies #helpusfeedthoseinneed #goodfoodforeveryone #yorkcharity #yorkdoinggood #tanghallbiglocal #yourcafe #foodcircleyork #nationallotterycommunitygiving #helpus
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The centre's fundraiser will be speaking to Rotary York Ainsty this evening, about the project to refurbish the centre's kitchen.

With regards to our fundraising, we just need to raise a further £190 by tomorrow to be in with the best chance of reaching our overall goal; this will increase our exposure on the crowdfunder platform for when Aviva employees make their own pledges. The link to donate is: https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/new-kitchen-needed

A sincere and huge thank you to everyone who has donated so far. 💗
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Thank you to the Rotary York Ainsty who have just presented us with a Community Citation for demonstrating that fellowship, leadership and service can make a better place to live and work. We in turn say thank you to all our volunteers and wider team who do the graft to get things done. ...

Six months on and this picture still brings a proud tear to my eye. Remembering how much graft the local community did for itself through volunteering to look after its most in need. #tanghallandproud ...

#communitiescan
With the National Lottery's help, we did.

More than 6,000 hot meals, food parcels and medicines delivered to those in need within the Tang Hall and wider communities over the summer.

Thank you to everyone who made it happen, including those who play the Lotto.
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#whatcommunitiescando #spreadkindness #spreadhappiness #helpothers #wereinthesamestorm #goodthingscanhappen #tanghall #yorkgoodnews #tanghallandproud #lookwhatyoudid
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As you'll probably be aware, fundraising is a crucial part of the work we do at the centre. THCC is a charitable organisation, and it's the generosity of our donors, the income from our tenants/hirers, and the funding we're awarded that enables us to open our doors and support our community.

Covid-19, inevitably, has had a financial impact, and whilst we're in a better position than some charities/good causes, it has put a spoke in the works, so to speak, concerning the plans we'd made and the future we envisaged.

We currently have two projects in the offing that we're seeking funding for. One is via the Co-op Community Fund; Co-op members can direct donations to our cause without it costing them a penny, via the members' app or online via this URL: https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/44029

The take-up and clear need for our 'Isolation Grub Club' form the basis of our second fundraising campaign. We'd love to attract sponsors and/or local businesses who would be happy to support the work we desperately need to complete. More details via this URL: https://app.thegoodexchange.com//project/18418/tang-hall-community-centre/halfway-to-full-bellies

We would really welcome your help. If you're able to donate in any way, that would be fantastic. If not, please help us get the word out far and wide.

Thank you.
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#helpthecommunity #callingyork #yorkgoodcauses #helpyorksvulnerable #charityplea #charitiesofinsta #feelgoodbydoinggood #weneedyourhelp #foodisnotaluxury #helptheelderly #peopleinneed #sociallyisolated
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Tang Hall Community Centre will be closed to the public until December 2, in accordance with current government guidelines.

With the following exceptions, no activities will take place from the centre until the centre's trustees have met on Tuesday 10 November to agree the safest way forward:

~ Permanent tenants of the centre
~ Friday Morning Breakfast Club (6th November)
~ Saturday Food Circle Market (7th November)
~ Alcoholics Anonymous Support Group (9th November)

Thank you to each and every one of you for your enduring support.
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What you did.

Over 161 days between March and September as part of the Tang Hall Food Distribution hub, this is what you did:

- Sent out 1,137 food parcels, prescriptions and random acts of kindness to those in our community who were isolating and could not get out of their homes.
- Cooked and delivered over 6,000 meals under Isolation Grub Club.
- Supported those at home suffering with Covid-19 giving them the nutrients and hope to survive.
- Sent out over 2,000 toilet rolls when nobody had any.
- Made dozens of phone calls every day to check on people trapped at home.

- YOU made a difference to your community.

Thank you to our 70 volunteers, private donators, Abundance York, Archbishops Holgate School, Asda, Bags of Help, Bettys, City of York Council, Choose2Youth, Comic Releif, Co-op, Costa, Fairshare, Foodbank, Food Circle, George A Moore Foundation, Greggs, Heworth Ward Funding, Hull Road Ward Funding, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, Kitchen For Everyone, lunar Project, Morrisons, Move the Masses, National Lottery Community Fund, Neighbourly, One Stop, Rotary Club, Sainsburys, Tang Hall Big Local, Taylors, Tescos, The Truemark Trust, Two Ridings Foundation, Urchins Hedgehog Care, Waitrose, wagon and Horses, York Pullman...

...you did this.
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