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  • HELP REQUIRED!

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    Can you help us?! Two of our popular activities are in need of help to keep them going.

    Table Tennis (Voluntary)

    Friday morning’s 9.30am-12. (Activity 10am-1130am)

    Volunteer required to help run the group which includes:

    • Opening the venue;
    • setting up the equipment (inc tables);
    • taking the register;
    • clearing the equipment away;
    • closing venue;
    • promoting the activity.

    Enquiries please to David Orr at david@thefrasercentre.com or call 01875 617444.

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    Over 50’s Gentle Exercise (Paid)

    Thursday mornings 9.30am-10.30am

    Our Gentle Exercise class is looking for a new fully qualified tutor.

    For job details please contact Avril McKenzie, Ageing Well Co-Ordinator at East Lothian Council amckenzie@eastlothian.gov.uk.

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  • RESILENCE TO BE SCREENED AT THE FRASER CENTRE

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  • BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE PROJECTOR AWARD FOR THE FRASER CENTRE

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    The Fraser Centre is delighted to have been awarded a new projector by the British Film Institute Neighbourhood Cinema Equipment Fund.

    The 5200 Lumens Projector, is supplied in partnership with Saville Audio Visual. 

    The Fraser Centre Community Trust Development Manager, David Orr said, “This is a great award which will provide essential equipment for now and the proposed new building.

    We are very grateful to the BFI for recognising our film programme and the audiences we have attracted to The Fraser Centre and hope to develop into an expanded programme in our new facility.”

    The Fraser Centre Community Trust manage a range of Cinema programmes including: Tranent Cinema Club featuring mainstream films; Dementia Movie Club for people with Dementia; and family friendly screenings such as: Family Cinema; Toddler Cinema; Baby Cinema. 

    For further information on The Fraser Centre project to build a new centre for learning, development, arts & entertainment in the heart of Tranent please visit www.friendsofthefrasercentre.com or email david@thefrasercentre.com

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  • LEGO TRAIL SPOTTER SHEET!

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    Can you find all the Lego characters hidden around Tranent? Hand in your form to our Lego Competition on Saturday 15th April, 1-3pm for a chance to win a prize!

    Download the Lego Spotter Sheet 2017!

    Lego Spotter Sheet 2017!

  • AGM THANK YOU

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    The Fraser Centre Community Trust would like to thank everyone who came along to our AGM last night. The good turnout was greatly appreciated.

    We are also delighted that Isabel McNeish & Graeme Curran have agreed to continue as Trustees.

  • EASTER ACTIVITY CHANGES

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    Our latest flyers for Easter are now available at the Library and in the Centre.

    There will be quite a few changes over the Easter holiday for our regular activities. The details are below:

    New Age Kurling will continue throughout, except for Tuesday 11th April.

    Community Café will be off on Tuesday 4th & Tuesday 11th.

    Arts & Crafts is now finished until 19th April.

    Gentle Exercise is now finished until 20th April.

    Table Tennis is now finished until 21st April.

  • EASTER PARTY SOLD OUT

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    Our Easter party on Tuesday 11th April 2017 is now SOLD OUT!

  • £1,200,000 BIG LOTTERY FUND AWARD TO THE FRASER CENTRE

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    BIG LOTTERY FUND AWARD £1,200,000 FOR THE FRASER CENTRE

    The Fraser Centre Community Trust is delighted to announce we have been awarded £1,200,000 from the Big Lottery Fund towards our project to rebuild The Fraser Centre into a community hub.

    The capital project aims to transform the semi derelict site in the heart of the town into a modern centre for learning, development, arts & entertainment and help to regenerate the town centre.

    This award follows on from the £730,000 award announced earlier this month from the Scottish Government Town Centre Regeneration Fund as the trust aims to raise £2.4 million for the project.

    Jonny Russell, Chairman of The Fraser Centre Community Trust: “I am absolutely delighted with this award and the faith the Big Lottery Fund have shown in our project.  To have this level of support is fantastic and brings us a huge step closer to our fundraising target.

    This award is the result of over 3 years work and we have had a lot of support in that time. In particular we would like to thank the Big Lottery Growing Community Assets team, Community Enterprise and our design team led by NORR who have all been a huge help.

    The trust has received fantastic support from the community with people completing surveys or attending consultation days. Our team of volunteers have helped fundraise with events and challenges and we have also received many letters from individuals, groups and businesses backing the project.

    On behalf of the trust, we thank you for your support which helped demonstrate to the Big Lottery Fund the level of community support behind us.”

    David Orr, Development Manager of The Fraser Centre Community Trust: “This award is a great step in the right direction and we are looking forward to continuing our fundraising campaign to reach our target before work can begin. If you would like to get involved please visit www.friendsofthefrasercentre.com and find out how you can help the trust’s vision become a reality.”

    Maureen McGinn, Big Lottery Fund Scotland Chair: “I am delighted that Tranent will benefit from a new state of the art community hub, thanks to this contribution from the National Lottery. Since its launch ten years ago, our Growing Community Assets fund has invested £98 million in 181 projects across the country. This award to The Fraser Centre Community Trust is another great example of local people doing it for themselves and I look forward to following their progress as they pursue their community ownership ambitions.”

    Community Enterprise: “We are really delighted The Fraser Centre has been awarded these funds.  It has been a rigorous and challenging process but there has been a real determination and enthusiasm both in the Fraser Centre team and in the wider community to see this project happen. We are very pleased the Big Lottery Fund has recognised this and have every confidence that the new Fraser Centre will be well used and valued by local people.”

    NORR: “NORR are very proud to have contributed to this fantastic achievement by the Fraser Centre team and look forward to the next stage”

    Jamie Baker, East Lothian Council’s Town Centre Regeneration Officer said “We are pleased that Fraser Centre Community Trust has been successful in their application for funding from the Big Lottery Fund, this adds to the funds already raised by the community of Tranent and those secured by the Council from the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund earlier in March 2017.  The redevelopment of the Fraser Centre site right in the centre of the Town will be a great boost for the Town.

    For further information on The Fraser Centre project please visit www.friendsofthefrasercentre.com or email david@thefrasercentre.com

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    • The Fraser Centre Community Trust is a registered charity SCO43597, for press enquiries please contact: David Orr, Development Manager, The Fraser Centre; 01875 617444 or david@thefrasercentre.com.
    • The venue address is: The Fraser Centre, 3a Winton Place, Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1AF, for event information visit www.thefrasercentre.com For fundraising updates please visit www.friendsofthefrasercentre.com.
    • Follow The Fraser Centre social media channels on facebook and Twitter (@thefrasercentre).
    • The Big Lottery Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK. It puts people in the lead to improve their lives and communities, often through small, local projects.
    • It is responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by National Lottery players for good causes. Every year it invests over £650 million and awards around 12,000 grants across the UK for health, education, environment and charitable purposes.
    • Since June 2004 it has awarded over £8 billion to projects that change the lives of millions of people.
    • Community Enterprise held community consultation workshops and created a 5 year business plan for The Fraser Centre Community Trust. www.communityenterprise.co.uk
    • The project design team is led by NORR on behalf of The Fraser Centre Community Trust. www.norr.com.
  • CLYDEBUILT THEATRE COMPANY: DINOSAUR DETECTIVES

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    Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre: Dinosaur Detectives

    Date: 7th Apr 2017

    Location: The Fraser Centre, 3 Winton Place, Tranent EH33 1AF

    Time: 11:00 – 12:00

    Part of the Puppet Animation Festival 2017. Brought to The Fraser Centre by the Brunton Theatre and East Lothian Arts Service.

    The Dinosaur Detectives discover a secret doorway, inside there are a number of cases containing stories of the people who discovered dinosaur bones in Victorian times. A performance with rod puppets, shadow play and large scale projections.

    Running time 60 mins, ages 5 Yrs +.

    Part of the Puppet Animation Festival 2017. Tickets also available from venues one hour before the show, subject to availability. Advance booking recommended.

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  • EASTER PARTY!

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    Join in our party this Easter where we will have lots of fun including arts & crafts, cake decorating as well as lots of fun games to play.

    Now in its 3rd year, it always sells out so book now! Click here for tickets.

    EASTER PARTY 2017