Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Jenny McKibben presented a number of certificates to volunteers, mentors and befrienders at the New Routes charity re-launch community celebration event, held in in the New Routes Social Centre on Catherine Wheel Opening, off St. Augustine’s Street Norwich, on Friday 20th June.
The event was held to celebrate the charity re-launch and new location and also to thank the volunteers offering their time to participate in community projects.
The new re-named centre was opened by Judith Lubbock, new Lord Mayor of Norwich, and was attended by local residents, partnership organisations and youth mentoring project participants.
New Routes is a charitable organisation working to help new and emerging communities, supporting the integration of Refugees and Asylum seekers into Norwich.
The organisation currently works with families, young people, individuals and communities from 29 different countries, speaking 19 different languages.
Their projects bring people together, build skills and promote cross-cultural friendships, support and understanding. The organisation offers weekly activities including English classes, youth mentoring and adult befriending, homework support club, mixed martial arts and ladies dance fitness sessions, a craft & conversation club and a popular Saturday families club.
Jenny McKibben, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk, says: “Diverse cultures make for rich cultures and I am delighted to support the work of New Routes, a charity making a genuine difference.”