We understand that parents are the primarily carers for their children and young people and that you might want to know a bit more about us and what we do.
We are a registered charity (charity number 1143203).
The Porch Project was started in 2009 when it was realised that the young people of Hadleigh had nowhere where they could meet safely and regularly. So it was decided to make the Church available to them and provide some recreational activities and food.
While the project is based in St Mary’s Church, there is no religious teaching involved in any of the activities undertaken with young people unless this is something they want to talk about.
Today, the project currently engages with over 450 young people.
It engages with young people through its evening drop-in centre in the Church, its state of the art media and computer suite, learning and support programmes, school visits and street work. Over 300 local young people are registered with the project and regularly use the project’s facilities and support programmes. Normally we have between 70-100 young people attending our drop-in centre sessions.
Use the drop down button on the parents tab at the top of this page, or use the links below to find out more about us.
We are extreemly grateful to Nordson Dage for supporting the Project with a grant for £2,400 to get our Horizons Programme up and running.
On August 8th & 9th the Porch Project were fortunate enough to be able to take seven young people to France on a two-day WW1 Battlefield Tour. This was made available to us by Mark Brennan and the Hadleigh Great War Centenary Project, www.hadleighww1.com . What a wonderful opportunity for local young people to witness first-hand the great sacrifice and bravery of their local forefathers.
On July 28th the Porch Project were very pleased to welcome Tim Passmore, the Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner our temporary offices in Corks Lane.
Thank you to everyone who came along to our Summer Celebration & AGM and to the Lindsey Rose for providing the delicious food.
We are very grateful for the continuing support from the local community.