From the vision of a local business man and under his guidance, some representatives of the churches in Market Harborough opened a centre for young people in the Settling Rooms in 2005. This was called The Cube. A youth worker was appointed and a group was set up as a Supervisory Board. The centre was supported by volunteers working alongside the youth worker. To begin with this was a drop in café which was open evenings and weekends each week.
After a season, the charity was re-launched and a lot of work was put into redefining our vision to see Young People Thrive. We now have a commitment to working in partnership with the local council, schools and other agencies. We take a long term visionary approach to youth work and aim to enable young people to thrive in their communities and to broaden their horizons. To achieve this a new Youth worker was appointed and the charity began looking for new premises that would allow us to expand our projects.
After a short time being based at the youth wing of the Methodist church, we signed a long term peppercorn rent lease with Harborough District Council for the disused Bowling Pavilion on Symington’s Recreation ground. This was the beginning of our Trustees work towards becoming a sustainable Charity.
We set out ambitious plans to raise £250,000 and rebuild the dilapidated pavilion into a Youth and Community Centre our community can be proud of. We worked hard to raise these funds and realise this vision and were proud to see the new centre open in May 2014.