Following their recent visit to The Hub in Yeovil, members of the Rotary Club of Crewkerne decided to support the charity for vulnerable adults with a sizeable donation. A cheque for £500 was presented by the club’s President Stuart Prince to Tracey Davies, Retail Coach for The Hub. A spokesman for the Rotary Club of Crewkerne said: “We were happy to help towards the excellent work carried out for the benefit of special needs young people at the centre.”
The Hub in Buckland Road is a training centre for vulnerable adults, providing support and training to empower the lives of people with learning disabilities and autism. It helps each individual to achieve their own personal independence and work together to support their community. Also situated at The Hub is a cafe, catering for most tastes from breakfast time to tea-time with vegetarian and vegan options, a takeaway service and a children’s play area.
Another social enterprise at The Hub which also helps trainees by providing employment is the Scrapstore. The Scrapstore is a community supplier of scrap, art and craft materials and fabrics, stocking non-hazardous or clean industry waste products. This has proved to be an invaluable resource for those making things and helps the environment by ensuring that the scrap materials do not end up in a landfill site. The cost of an annual membership to use the facility is only £1. The Yeovil based charity is a hub of activity where a “Yes We Can” attitude helps trainees to discover their talents and receive the encouragement and support they each need to enrich their lives.