21st Jan, 2018

Bromsgrove's Starlight Cafe and Community Centre handed £800 cash boost

Tristan Harris 17th Dec, 2017 Updated: 17th Dec, 2017

BROMSGROVE’S Starlight Cafe and Community Centre has been given an £800 cash boost to help its ongoing campaign to provide vital IT equipment for local residents.

The donation has been given by Coun Chris Bloore.

The centre has been helping people get online and has been providing IT classes for people of all ability levels and the new equipment will be available for both participants in those sessions and the general public.

Coun Bloore said: “The Starlight is a fantastic local facility and I am really happy to give this money to such a worthwhile cause which benefits so many people.”

Darran Moore, manager of Starlight which is run by Bromsgrove District Housing Trust (bdht), said: “We’re really grateful to Coun Bloore and would like to thank him for his generous donation.

“The new IT equipment at the centre has been a massive benefit to local residents of all ages and abilities.

“Being able to learn how to use computers and the internet means that our users can gain access to information, service and employment opportunities that would have otherwise been out of reach for them.”

The IT suite at the Starlight is one of the many ways bdht is helping boost residents’ digital skills.

Earlier in the year the housing association hosted a Digi-Fayre at Bromsgrove Library and created a host of workshops and lesson so people could start getting online.

For further information on digital courses and other events at Starlight call 01527 833886.

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