You might be surprised to know that the Mechanics Institute is entirely run by volunteers; there are no employees! This, at this stage in the development of the Community Centre is vital – we simply could not make this work if we had to pay for staff.

We have some wonderful volunteers, for whom we are extremely grateful. Genuinely, they go the extra mile so EVERYONE in the community can benefit from this great building and what it has to offer.

There is a tremendous amount of good will, but we don’t want to take advantage – sometimes, we know we’re asking a lot