Starlight Café and Community Centre gets cash boost

Starlight, a community centre in Charford, has been given a cash boost in the form of an £800 donation to help its ongoing campaign to provide vital IT facilities and equipment for local residents.

The local centre has been helping people get online and providing IT classes for people of all ability levels as part of bdht’s wide-ranging digital initiatives. Now, this latest investment has meant that Starlight can afford new equipment for both public and group use at the centre.

Councillor Chris Bloore, who made the donation, said: “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, said: “We’re really grateful to Councillor 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 inclusive IT facilities at Starlight are just one of many ways that bdht is trying to boost the digital skills of local people. Earlier this year the housing association hosted a Digi-Fayre at Bromsgrove Library and created a whole host of workshops and lessons to help people kick-start their online experience.

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