Community360 has announced that their annual Community Market Place Event will take place in Braintree on 19th February.
Braintree residents are invited to find out more about the broad range of support services available to them in the local area. The free event is being held at Braintree Mencap, Leek’s House, and will showcase over 30 voluntary, community and business services from throughout the Braintree District.
Tracy Rudling, CEO at Community360 said: ““There is already some excellent work taking place in Braintree to support the local community and this event gives residents the chance to find out more about what is available to them locally.”
She added: “The event will enable people to make valuable connections with the organisations exhibiting, we will be able to refer and signpost people to groups and activities, volunteering opportunities and support to keep Braintree residents healthy and active.”
The event is being supported by Braintree Mencap and Braintree District Council.
“Braintree District Mencap are extremely proud to be sponsoring the Community Marketplace with Community360.” Said Sara Suckling, Children’s Services Manager at Braintree Mencap. “We are a charity for people with a learning disability who provide social clubs, classes and groups to enhance skills and reduce social isolation in the Braintree District and we thoroughly encourage all in the Braintree District to come along and find out more about the great work that local companies provide for people of all ages and abilities. This is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to get out there and see what the Braintree District has to offer from local businesses, charities and voluntary organisations.”
Councillor Frankie Ricci, Cabinet Member for Communities, Culture and Tourism at Braintree District Council, said: “Our voluntary organisations play such a valuable role in our communities, so we are more than happy to help support Community360 with this event. It’s a great way to engage with local groups so they can get involved and find out about the variety of services, projects and funding opportunities available in our district.”
The event is free and open to the general public from 1.30pm-3pm. Relevant organisations are also invited to exhibit by contacting Caroline Burrows-Wren at Community360 – Carolineburrowsfirstname.lastname@example.org