Charlotte’s Brightside (C.L.C. Charlotte Leigh Churchill)….Registered Charity Number 1146024, registered with Charity Commission in February 2012…. is a charity that supports children and young people. We are based in New Brighton, Wirral in a purposely refurbished centre; we provide a wide range of activities to positively engage children and young people. Our varied activities include: Yoga, rap, graffiti, art, crafts, cooking, drama, dance, singing & Choir.
The charity was established in 2011 in memory of Charlotte Churchill a 19yr old young woman who passed away in April of the same year as a result of a tragic car accident.
Our aim, as read in the constitution is to advance in life and relieve the needs of young people through:
(a) The provision of recreational and leisure time activities provided in the interest of social welfare, designed to improve their conditions of life;
(b) Providing support and activities which develop their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as mature and responsible individuals.
All of our events to date have been aimed at including and improving the lives of young people in our local area, involving young people in planning and coordinating high profile events, celebrating and showcasing the talents of local young people.
To build a community where all, especially children and young people, are encouraged to develop their best possible potential in body, mind, and spirit.
Monday: 4.15pm – 5.30pm homework club; 6pm – 8pm open access, youth nights (7-16yrs), entrance 50p, tuck shop available.
Tuesday: 6.00pm – 8.00pm open access, youth nights (7-16yrs) entrance 50p, tuck shop available.
Thursday: Cookery, limited numbers, please ring 07818005010 to check availability
Friday: Please keep a check on website, beginning in 2016, youth night (13 – 19yrs)
Monday: 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm, open access (7 – 16yrs)
Tuesday: 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm, open access (7 – 16yrs)
Plus many many more check out our whats on page
We are run by a team of Trustees and a board of Committee members, we are staffed by a paid member of staff and a team of volunteers, staff and volunteers all have enhanced DBS checks, they all undergo Safeguarding, Defib, first aid and health and safety training. We follow government guidelines for staff to children ratio’s, have regular fire and health and safety inspections and fully covered for public liability insurance.
Charlotte’s Brightside centre has had a huge impact for the young people in New Brighton and Wallasey. There are few resources and clubs for them to attend in the area hence providing an essential place which is ‘theirs’ and allows for safe independence and time with friends out of school.
It features a newly refurbished fully accessible community resource. The premises include a main hall, suitable for a range of activities including table tennis, karaoke, dance, drama and a café area. A studio with a range of musical instruments including piano, keyboard, percussion, a multi-function room used for relaxation, arts and crafts, storytelling, games etc. and also a fully functioning kitchen having direct access to the main hall and café area.
There are fully accessible toilet facilities, separate amenities for male and female are available. The centre is secured with an alarm, is centrally heated and complies with all Health and Safety requirements. The centre has a telephone and internet access.
Externally and to the rear of the building the centre has a double garage, currently used for storage. It also features a garden area at the rear of the property where we have secured some funding to have an allotment area, seating, built in BBQ and outdoor space as an extension of the centre were the children and young people can grow vegetables and plants, with a view to running a market garden for the benefits of their families and local residents.