David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, was the special guest speaker at a party to celebrate thirty years of the BCU Lifeskills Centre at Trinity Baptist Church in Bexleyheath on Friday afternoon (14 March). The event was attended by over 60 current and former users and supporters.
He spoke about his links with the organisation, which started in 1984, and praised the staff and volunteers who have kept the charity going and provided advice and services since then. The Centre Co-ordinator Ellen Ewen, and Chairperson Patricia Giles, have been involved for over twenty years, as have a number of volunteers including their greeter Brian.
The Centre provides free counselling, 1:1 guidance, a crèche and self development courses for women on Thursdays and everybody is welcome to attend similar sessions, including skills training on Fridays.
Mr Evennett said “The BCU Lifeskills Centre continues to do fantastic work by providing important employability courses and supporting people through counselling. I have been privileged to have been involved with the Centre from the mid 1980s and congratulate them on their real achievements. I wish them every success in the future.”