Wirral Society of the Blind and Partially Sighted (WSBPS) is running a community project to help re-furbish its Ashville Lodge Resource Centre on Ashville Road, Birkenhead.
During the long periods of lockdown due to COVID-19 restrictions, the centre was closed and this has resulted in the centre falling into a state of disrepair and looking a bit forlorn.
WSBPS has set a community challenge day called ‘The Celebrating Senses Project’ on Saturday 30 April. The Celebrating Senses project will involve a day when local business leaders and members of the community will come together to do an interior makeover of two rooms at the Ashville Lodge site, in celebration of the charity welcoming the Merseyside Society for Deaf People (MSDP) team and it’s members to the Lodge.
Ed Lamb, WSBPS Chair of Directors said, ‘’Ashville Lodge has always been such a warm and welcoming place that our staff, members and volunteers love to visit. A fresh lick of paint and a new layout to our centre will only add to the incredible atmosphere and help bring in a new wave of visitors.
“We can’t wait to see the transformation and are incredibly grateful to all that are involved in the project!”
Keith Ryan became involved with WSBPS over 15 years ago when he accessed support for his sight loss. “I now work with the charity providing training and support in developing technology. This is a fabulous project that will not only improve the ever welcoming environment but also raise awareness of the wonderful work that the charity does.”
Lynne Sedgwick is the Development/Finance Manager at WSBPS and she told birkenhead.news; ‘’This is such an exciting project and we are extremely grateful for the support of our sponsors and volunteers who will be helping to bring this together.
“The Ashville Lodge Resource Centre is such an important part of our community and we are looking forward to welcoming Merseyside Society for Deaf People (MSDP) to our team. This will add to the warm and welcoming environment we aim to achieve.”
If you would like to be a part of this community project, then please send an email to [email protected] confirming your interest.