We are a local community run charity, here to improve the health and wellbeing of all local people. You can get involved by:
Become a Volunteer
Volunteering on reception or in a session. We have volunteers as gym instructors, during roller skating and at PenActive (our youth club for older people). We need more volunteers, as we are opening our newly refurbished centre for more hours.
We are currently recruiting for our board game cafe and our wellbeing sessions for children. And we hope in the next few months to start some new sessions for disabled people.
If you are interested in volunteering, you can fill in our Volunteer Application Form. Or if you want to find out more, chat to any of our volunteers when you’re at the centre, or email Fran with your questions.
Become a Trustee
Do you want to help us plan the way forward, so we can do the best for our community? The trustees are local people who have big ideas and make the decisions about how everything at the centre happens.
We are always looking for more people with skills to share, who are willing to get involved. To find out more, get in touch with Rachel.
Become a donor
We always have big plans to do more, and often the only thing stopping us is lack of funds.
We’ve had an amazing response to emergency campaigns before, like when the glass panels in our roof were deemed unsafe and we raised half of the money needed in under a week.
We also had many generous donations from individuals and companies during the refurbishment, enabling us to get parts of the building work completed that we couldn’t have done otherwise. Our crowdfunder for the kitchen equipment means we will be able to open our cafe soon.
If you ‘d like to help us help our local community, please get in touch with Fran.
We are very fortunate to be supported by several local businesses who have offer their services for free to help us out regularly, or as a one-off when we’ve needed a particular job doing. Ian from Defender who has serviced and maintained our alarms for many years, James who moved the container for us, Bridge End Builders who painted our cafe and Steve from OSI for donating chairs and lockers are a few of the people to thank.
Come along to a Volunteer Day
Volunteering without the commitment – just turn up when we advertise for help. Everyone is always appreciated, however long you can give.
Having said that, many of our amazing volunteers spent weekend after weekend at the centre during the refurbishment, painting, putting up shelves, moving equipment and cleaning. This is why the centre is looking so fantastic now!
Hear it from our Volunteers!
We work with many local organisations, SOPPA and Age Concern to co-ordinate work with older people. The Town Council and Area team for community initiatives. The Round Table for ‘Love Thy Penistone’ and the computers for schools scheme and many more. If you think we could help each other, please get in touch with Fran.