Kesgrave Community & Conference Centre: #GetBritainTalking

It has been overwhelming to see how the local community of Kesgrave has come together to support one another during this difficult time.

We as a venue have had to close but there are many local businesses who have been able to continue and/or adapt their business to help local residents who are vulnerable, elderly or in self-isolation. The situation changes daily (in fact we may have re-opened by the time you read it) but we hope our facilities may be useful for medical storage or similar at this time.

This is a struggle for each of us but we must stay positive, keep talking to our loved ones, keep our families safe and follow the government guidelines. We can all save someone’s life today!

We do have some news that we would like to share with you. We are pleased to announce that we have appointed a new general manager, Stuart Lawson. Many of you will know Stuart as a Kesgrave resident and district councillor. With his wealth of council and management experience he will be a great advocate for KWMCC.

Many of you choose to run your activity sessions, clubs, celebrations and events at KWMCC and Stuart will look forward to meeting you all once we can resume. He will oversee the day to day running of the centre which is set in twelve acres of land, with free parking and easy access. It offers a well-stocked fully licensed bar, a variety of function rooms and indoor and outdoor sports facilities, which will all be available to service the community as soon as the government deems it safe for us to open our doors once again.

In the meantime you can still stay active. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to exercising, but walking, climbing stairs and armchair exercises such as lifting yourself out of a chair several times or just daily chores such as gardening and housework are all a great way to stay active at this time.

We would like to convey our thanks to Debbie McCallum, Kesgrave Town Council, all the NHS staff, key workers, local businesses and volunteers who have been keeping the community going. We look forward to coming together for a time of reflection and showing our appreciation as soon as we can do so.

The trustees and staff at KWMCC wish you and your families all the very best. Stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you back to our venue once again.

All events and activities are cancelled until further notice; please check the KWMCC website for any further updates. Visit: / Call: 01473 612648

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