The Bridge has had it’s doors open to all kinds of people, from volunteers helping out to victims of the flood. The building has become the embodiment of it’s purpose: to be a bridge between communities. It’s been a privilege to see and serve all the different relief organisations that have been around the town. Viewing first hand the overwhelming effort from people to support the community has been very humbling. Volunteers from Serve On, Rubicon, the Salvation Army and the local area all pledged time and effort, I realise I’m repeating myself but it can’t be said enough or quantified the value humans have in a crisis.
A big shout out needs to go to Sainsbury’s as well for all their donations. On Wednesday (the 30th) half an artic lorry of cleaning supplies turned up ready to be distributed throughout the town. Food generously donated by local individuals and business has been greatly received. There was also a large chest freezer (also donated) full of frozen food available for those that needed it.
The LWEYP is at an interesting crossroads, without funding it doesn’t have a long term future. If in a few years another crisis hits the town, Tadcaster will have lost a valuable community centre. The Bridge is mainly run by volunteers from the local area and provides a safe space for young people throughout the town. To find out more about the LWEYP click this link: lweyp.org.uk/about/ and visit the Youth & Children’s work pages.
If you are around Tadcaster and a tea break, someone to chat with come down the The Bridge (not THE bridge) at 5 Westgate, LS24 9BP, there is usually someone around and the prayer room is open.
Tadcaster Citizen: www.facebook.com/TadcasterCitizen
Tadcaster Emergency Group: www.facebook.com/tadcasteremergency
We Are Tadcaster: https://www.facebook.com/We-are-Tadcaster