Supporters of TAB had the opportunity to look round our new premises during our recent Open Day. Representatives from The Big Lottery Community Fund; BBC Children in Need as well as local councillors and people from the local community were there to talk to staff, volunteers and trustees about the work TAB is doing with young people in the area. The new "Hard to Reach" initiative was explained, along with our counselling work and the Healthy Lifestyles programme.
All the visitors were entered into a free raffle for a hamper supplied by the Abingdon branch of Waitrose. The Vice Chair of the Trustees, Hilary Daffern is seen drawing the winning ticket which went to local Abingdon resident and stalwart TAB supporter Sandy Lovatt.
Chris Bryan (left) said that this had been a great opportunity for people to see how TAB works and to meet some of our staff and volunteers.
"These new premises in the heart of Abingdon allow us to see more young people than ever before in purpose built surroundings. It has exceeded our expectations."
The Coventry Building Society own the premises and has set up a 10 year lease with TAB. The refurbishment cost £120,000 which was paid for by donations from charitable trusts, local businesses and personal gifts.