Montagu Hub Open Day
Daybreak supporting Adults with Learning Disabilities - Montagu Hub Open Day
On Friday 28th August Daybreak offically opened the new hub at Montagu, Cowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne
Our people worked very hard to make decorations, banners and bunting. Donna Cheshire from Love Textiles decorated the feature wall which looked fantastic with Daybreak's mission statement, vision and values . Stephen Miller - Triple Paralympic Champion was on hand to cut the ribbon which was hard to cut at first due to the blunt scissors! but he managed to cut it and Daybreak's new hub was offically opened. We raised £335.50 on the tombola, raffle, DVD, cards and cake stalls, Donations were gratefully received from parents/carers/visitors for the stalls.
Daybreak wish to thank all for their kind donations and special thanks to Tyne Lodge, Tesco's, Sammy Annes and Stephen Miller for their generous donations.
In the main hall, the Montagu dance troupe opened the proceedings followed by singing. SMILE through sports provided extra entertainment and issued charity bracelets to the highest scorers. There was food, drink and wine in the Cafe area.
Stephen Miller and Mary Curran were interviewed by the Made in Tyne and Wear TV programme. For a limited time only you can view the celebrations online at madeintyneandwear.tv Catch up dated 28/08/15.
Stephen Miller said upon opening the hub "It's really great to be here today. It's a great honor to be asked to open the new Daybreak hub." He then went on to say "I was approached a while ago by Christine asking me to get involved. As soon as I visited Daybreak I knew I wanted to get involved with the hub, It's a great place . They are doing a great job". Stephen has agreed to become a patron for Daybreak.
Over a hundred people turned out to share in Daybreak's celebrations. Visitors included other organisations eg WEA, the local community of Cowgate and Montagu tenants.
Quotes from our people,staff and other people.
Nicole "It was really good"
Robert C "I really enjoyed it"
Dean "I thought it was superb"
Nikki "It was great, very busy though. A great turnout."
Adam "It was great to see so many people come to celebrate the opening of the Montagu Hub. All the hard work from everyone really paid off!"
Stephen A "What a fantastic day. Great to see some old friends and meet some new friends. Parents and carers were very impressed with Daybreak's new building. A great effort by all".
Christine "I was delighted with everyone's efforts that made the day so successful. A big thank you to the staff and especially to our people who have worked so hard with the preparations. Huge thanks to all who helped behind the scenes on the day especially Jan from YMCA and Jill who kept the kitchen so clean and tidy even though the place was so busy!"
John - Stephen M's Carer "Friday was fantastic it was very nice to see old and new friends, the work that was put into it all was fantastic. Hat's off to everyone."
Joanne - Stephen M Carer siad that the dance performance was really special and the story that they portrayed was emotional and so professional.
Rachel Miller "Stephen and I had a lovely afternoon at the open day it was great fun and lovely to see so many people turn up. We were talking about it afterwards and it is so nice to work with the centre who really allow the service users to have ownership over what is going on and really get involved in things was great to see."
Lots of compliments received about the food and hospitality from most visitors who tell us they had a fantastic day.
Parents/carers feedback say Dayabreak at Montagu is a fabulous place for day provision and even though there were reservations initially about the move they are totally unfounded having experienced such a beautiful openday and seen first-hand how the building works for everybody and how happy everyone is here.