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Cricklewood charity awarded £5k community grant

PUBLISHED: 12:58 20 February 2014 | UPDATED: 17:55 20 February 2014

Ashford Place has been given a £5,000 community grant (Pic credit: Google streetview)

Ashford Place has been given a £5,000 community grant (Pic credit: Google streetview)

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A community resource centre in Cricklewood has been awarded a £5,000 community grant from a real estate investment trust.

Martin Kidd from SERGO hands over a cheque to Renee Dolan, centre, and Danny Maher, left (pic credit: Twitter@ashford-place)Martin Kidd from SERGO hands over a cheque to Renee Dolan, centre, and Danny Maher, left (pic credit: Twitter@ashford-place)

Ashford Place in Ashford Road, has received the cash boost from SEGRO to launch a volunteering programme in Brent.

Ashford Place offers a variety of resources to the Brent community including services for elderly and isolated residents, engaging with young people, helping vulnerable people back to work and public realm improvements.

Martin Kidd from SEGRO said: “We are committed to supporting community groups, which place an emphasis on enhancing the skills of local residents and helping vulnerable people. “When we heard about the number of successful initiatives that Ashford Place runs to support the local community, it encouraged us to make a contribution towards the work of this important community initiative.”

Danny Maher, chief executive at Ashford Place, added: “We are grateful to SEGRO for their generous donation, which will enable us to start our new volunteering programme. Working with companies like SEGRO will help us identify additional private sector partners, who can provide jobs and valuable skills to the local community.”

The good news comes a fortnight after the charity was targeted by an arsonist who broke into the premises and set a room alight.

Fortunately no one was injured but an area in the building was damaged during the blaze.

Anyone with information should call Brent Police on 020 8733 3709 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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