£13,000 grant from Allchurches Trust boosts Cardinal Hume Centre’s rebuild fund

A fundraising appeal for a £1m redevelopment of the Cardinal Hume Centre has today moved one step closer to success, thanks to a £13,000 donation from Allchurches Trust.

The donation – along with others received since the appeal launch – will help finance a six-month rebuild programme, resulting in a far more accessible, attractive and welcoming space for all. Improvements will include: a new welcome and assessment centre; an attractive family area; better working space for our housing, welfare rights and immigration advice teams; and enhanced training facilities – all to help those most in need locally. The rebuild will also give us more space to adapt and grow our services in future in response to emerging need.

Cathy Corcoran, Chief Executive of the Cardinal Hume Centre, said: “We are enormously grateful to Allchurches Trust, and indeed all our other donors, for supporting this exciting and ambitious rebuild. We know that the new space we’re creating will have a really positive impact on our clients and our staff, and we now very much look forward to beginning work next month.”

The Cardinal Hume Centre is still looking for further funding for the project to help us create a new children’s play area, and finance new equipment, fixtures and fittings in our brand new space. If you would to support the rebuild project, please contact Josh Larkin on joshualarkin@cardinalhumecentre.org.uk or 020 7222 1602.

The Cardinal Hume Centre will remain open during the course of the redevelopment, which is set to begin in early April. Our ESOL (English as a second or other language) classes and family services are moving out of the building to a nearby temporary location while the works take place.

To find out further information about the rebuild please go to www.cardinalhumecentre.org.uk/about-us/rebuild