Brownsover Buddy Club celebrates success with Rugby Mayor

Rugby Mayor Cllr Ramesh Srivastava with Cllr Alan Webb
Rugby Mayor Cllr Ramesh Srivastava with Cllr Alan Webb

A Brownsover ‘buddy’ group that helps people find work has celebrated 18 successful months by welcoming a new friend - the Mayor of Rugby.

Cllr Ramesh Srivastava visited last week to help celebrate 18 months successful operation of the club.

A funding boost from the James Kenning Fund via Heart of England Community Foundation means that Brownsover Buddy Club’s work will now be able to continue for the next year while help from the Rugby Town North Warwickshire County Councillors fund has enabled purchase of further equipment and software upgrades for the computers.

During his visit Cllr Srivastava heard about the work of the club and chatted to several of the clients over a cup of coffee.

He spoke about the importance of volunteer organisations and thanked those who have helped make the club a success.

Brownsover Community Association – along with the Benn Partnership, Christ Church and the Boughton Leigh Children’s Centre - operates the club which meets in a room within the children’s centre on Brownsover.

Computers have been donated by Orbit Housing, Warwickshire County Council and several individuals.

Experienced volunteers offer support to unemployed people and help identify their skills, produce CVs and covering letters, and help with interview preparation.

Since its inception in September 2013 more than 80 people have received help through the club. Anyone who wants help is welcome to join in from 9.30am to 12.30pm every Wednesday, or Thursdays during term time.