There is Moor to come from Centre for the Community

THE show went on and on at the ever-popular Moorcroft Centre for the Community as volunteers and guests toasted the facility’s 21st birthday with the help of Frank Sinatra.

It was most definitely lights, camera, action as founding members Joyce Osborne and Pat Berry, who still to this day are stoic volunteers at the Westfield complex, welcomed musician Paul Lambourne to their ‘showtime’ themed celebratory bash.

PIECE OF CAKE – Vera Harper, Babs Warner, Pat Berry, Woking Mayor Anne Roberts, Joyce Osborne, Joyce Strudwick and centre manager Adele Hall

PIECE OF CAKE – Vera Harper, Babs Warner, Pat Berry, Woking Mayor Anne Roberts, Joyce Osborne, Joyce Strudwick and centre manager Adele Hall

Cake and balloons topped the birthday list as Woking Mayor Anne Roberts, original staff member Joyce Strudwick and dozens of Moorcroft users partied the afternoon away.

Guests enjoyed a mouthwatering three-course meal which was followed by Paul’s scintillating renditions of Sinatara favourites and a setlist of other Rat Pack classics.

Speaking at the party in Old School Place, Councillor Roberts hailed the legion of volunteers that have helped make Moorcroft a real hive of the community.

She said: “This is a special day for everyone involved with Moorcroft.

We are all extremely proud of the services it offers to the local community and we will look forward to welcoming many more visitors over the coming years.

“Without the army of volunteers and staff who have dedicated their time in supporting Moorcroft over the last 21 years, we would not have achieved the wonderful centre we have today.”

Built in 1884 as a school house, the building was converted for community use in 1992 when it had almost become derelict. Renovated and refurbished, the building was renamed Moorcroft Centre for the Community and officially opened in 1993 by the then Mayor of Woking, Cllr Lesley Pescodd.

Since then, the centre has become a hub for social, educational, health, general community and recreational events and activities.

For more info about Moorcroft and Woking’s other centres for the community visit www.woking.gov.uk/centresforthecommunity

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