The Living Well Anniversary Celebrations 

10 ann

The Staff, Volunteers, Clergy, and Parishioners of the Living Well Centre Temple Hill where joined by over 150 guests including the Working Lunch Committee for a celebratory lunch on Thursday 16 October 2014 to celebrate TEN years of the Living Well Centre being opened to the local community.

They were joined by the Choir of Temple Hill Community School who sang with great voice two well known pop hits: Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds and Pharell Williams No.1 Happy.

Speeches were well received by all present highlighting the diversity and variety of services offered by the LWC and much was made of the dedication, commitment and enthusiasm of the staff, volunteers, clergy and parishioners who make the LWC what it is today. The LWC serves the community by providing a holistic service through its Partners and Associate. Anyone from Temple Hill Estate can get married here, visit their local GP, learn to cook, enrich their CV and develop life and work skills, and enjoy family and children support all under one roof.

Sure Start Children’s Centre, the NHS GP Surgery, St Edmund’s Anglican Parish Church, and the Healthy Living Centre all work and operate under the one roof known as the Living Well Centre, and whilst they each retain a certain autonomy, there is a real concerted effort to work closely together and strive towards a common purpose. It is shining testament of how different agencies, charities, and the local authority, along with a religious community, can work effectively to improve the quality of life of the local community.

The day ended with the unveiling of a community engagement art project in which the local community and LWC staff where invited to join a local artist, Hillary Ellis, in preparing 6 beautiful pieces of art that now hang proudly in the LWC showing how the LWC engages with the local community. Funding for this project was only possible thanks to the generosity of the local KCC Cllr, Tom Madison.

You can view photographs from the day by clicking on the picture.