We were delighted to have seen an article in The Northern Echo about a grant that Enter CIC had received from La Farge Tarmac to replace ten windows in The Enter lafargeechopicCentre. Take a look at the article below (taken from The Northern Echo by Helen Russell):

‘BUDDING Billy Elliots have a weatherproof building in which to perfect their performing arts following a £10,000 grant.

La Farge Tarmac, which operates Thrislington Quarry, provided the funding to Enter CIC, in Ferryhill, to replace ten leaking windows in its headquarters.

The community interest company operates from a former Baptist church that was built at the beginning of last century to give miners a place of worship and to run a Sunday school for their children.

Andrea Flynn, the group’s founder, said: “The funding was imperative for us, because we were teaching with tea towels on window sills and wringing them out. It has had a pivotal effect because it means we can be there for the young people all the time, and now we have a thriving centre for our work in the community. On paper, it is just money for windows. But it means much more than that. It is about what those items enable us to provide for young lives and for our community – so a huge thanks goes from all us to Larfarge Tarmac”

Jon Merchant, manager of Thrislington Quarry, said: “This is real Billy Elliot country, and it is right to say it is not about where you come from but the journey you take. I am just delighted that by replacing these ten windows through the company’s land fill communities scheme, we have been able to help so many young people. It is clear that everyone puts their heart and soul into the project and it is an honour for us to be involved”