This space is for you. All are welcome at 37.
37 is a community space for anyone. We hope it will become a kind of "shared front room", a place where "everybody knows your name".
If you have a hobby or skill you would be prepared to share please come and chat with Vicki our Centre Manager. Or if you fancy learning something new pop down to see what's on offer. Come and meet new friends, learn new skills, get active or take time to slow down. This is space that will enable anyone to take some time to make connections and learn some healthier rhythms of life in a busy world.
Maybe join a discussion course, start a book group, play a board game, learn to upcycle or just grab a take away from next door and come and hang out with us.
The regular hosts who assist Vicki at different sessions through the week are mostly volunteers from New Life Baptist Church.
Vicki Bragg, Centre Manager
Vicki is our manager at 37 Mondays to Thursdays. She began working with us as an employee of John Lewis with their jubilee funding and was so excellent at welcoming people and generally running the place that we have kept her! Vicki looks after the other hosts and organises activities etc. Do have a chat with her if you need any help or have an idea for an activity. She's great! We love her!
Mandy Halloway, Administrator
Mandy is a local Mum of two and a member of New Life Baptist Church. She has been involved with 37 from the initial concept and looks after the administration needs of 37 and also helps Vicki.
Ruth Maple, Youth and Community pastor
Ruth works for New Life Baptist Church as youth and community leader. She lives in Gamston and has a heart for the people of Gamston . She is working hard in her local community to help people connect with God and each other. She runs activities for young people at Gamston Community Hall, in her own home and at Jesse Gray school where New Life meets on Sundays. Ruth also organises and leads trips to Christian festivals and weekends away for young people. Ruth will be leading the Wednesday Youth club at 37 at 3.30pm weekly.
David Mellen, church support worker
David works part time for New Life and is also a city Councillor. David has many years of teaching and head teaching experience. He leads New Life's children and family team and is leading the Tuesday kids clubs at 37.