Youth centre opens in Canning Town today

PUBLISHED: 12:07 19 August 2013 | UPDATED: 12:07 19 August 2013

A pioneering youth and community space is officially opening today in Canning Town.

River Christian Centre (RCC), working in partnership with youth charity XLP, have renovated a disused launderette to transform it into a youth and community space.

The aim is to provide a safe and engaging place for young people to relax and socialize while they try out activities and learn new skills.

The centre also features a sound studio, which it is hoped will provide arts-based mentoring for young people.

RCC managing director Roger Grassham said: “We are pleased to have been able to refurbish this community facility and help to meet a big need for somewhere for young people in the area to go to.”

Swan Foundation and Transform Newham have helped fund the centre.

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