Manorview have launched their first community venue – offering the people of Coatbridge a safe place to stay warm, get some food and relax.
The Hub, based on main street in Coatbridge started with a holiday club for local children to come to during the October break, providing books, games, hot drinks, and a bite to eat.
It’s a milestone for Manorview’s registered charity, Manorview Foundation, who’s mission is to make life better through hospitality.
Manorview have covered the cost of creating The Hub so that the charity, Manorview Foundation, can use all funds raised to deliver the vital community services. Some of Manorview’s partners have also donated their time and expertise, including Everything Media, Sketch & Design, L11, Finishing Touches, Go Secure, and JC Upholstery – which the team at Manorview are extremely thankful for.
Founder of Manorview Steve Graham said, “Though this is the very beginning of the work we want to deliver for communities, we’re delighted to have The Hub open. It was previously a function and private events space that we operated, and after months of trying to get access to other public properties, we decided just to transform a space we already owned. It was vital to us that it felt warm and welcoming, and we hope it brings great comfort to the people of Coatbridge.”
The charity’s activities are being led by Robert McHarg, who previously ran children’s charity Achieve More Scotland.
Robert said, “We know times are tough. The cost of living is on the rise, and we know that there will be people choosing between heating and eating. We want The Hub to be there for the people of Coatbridge. We’ve got cosy areas, tvs, games for the kids, books, and iPads. We’ll be serving hot drinks, snacks, and soup while we’re open. And we just really hope to be able to help.”
Though The Hub is the Foundation’s first dedicated property, additional activities to support local communities in other areas are planned. In December, kids Christmas parties with a meal, visit from Santa and gift are planned at 8 other Manorview venues. This is something Manorview have previously delivered alongside kids charity Achieve More Scotland – but is now being delivered on a larger scale.