The May Centre
The May Centre is a day centre for adults with disabilities. The May Centre in Beccles is a registered charity and was built in 1982. It was the project that year of the Mayor of Beccles Councillor Ken Markland, who realised the need for a day centre specifically for adults with disabilities. With the support of the local council and the people of Beccles the money was raised to achieve his vision.
The Centre is entirely funded by donations, fund raising events, bequests and occasional grants for specific projects.
Activities include an art class, indoor bowls, games, bingo, quizzes, outings to concerts and countryside. The May Centre provides and maintains a meeting place for disabled people of the area.
The May Centre Bus
The May Centre bus is fully equipped with a lift and picks up members in the morning and returns them to their homes at the end of the day.
There is also a car service for nearby villages.
Hire A Room
Other groups meet regularly at the May Centre, please phone for details of how to hire out a room.
Our Parish Involvement
As one of the two local charities selected by parishioners to benefit from our additional fund-raising this year, funds for the centre will be raised through a variety of events. Already, some £250 has been collected at our St Patrick’s Eve Presentation.
Our regular market stall usually raises a goodly sum each month.
The market stall is co-ordinated by Pam Storey – who would be delighted to have some additional helpers, as well as donations of good quality articles to sell. Please ring 01502 711 966 if you can help.
If you have any other ideas for a fund-raising activity, please get in touch with Fr. Martin!