News & Events

There is always something exciting happening at the centre and we are full of ideas on how to utilise the building.

Keep an eye on this page for our up-to-date news stories and events.

To commemorate 40 years since the passing of Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman CBE, Concern Wadebridge hosted a poetry competition for all Wadebridge area primary school aged children. The theme of the poetry competition was ‘Wadebridge.’

At the start of 2024 we hosted a Thank You party for all of our wonderful volunteers, trustees and staff at The John Betjeman Centre.

Nearly 60 people attended the event and enjoyed pasties and cakes as a reward for all their hard work and dedication in 2023.

FESTIVE cheer filled the Concern Wadebridge at The John Betjeman Centre on Friday (22nd December) when it hosted the annual Senior Citizens Party.

Over 100 attended the party which included a free hot meal, refreshments, a quiz, live music and a raffle.

Sun shone on more than 45 riders who took part in the Wadebridge Charity Cycle Ride on Saturday 16th September helping to raise money for two local organisations.

We have launched an exciting new project to try and raise £5,000 to build a new mobility Repair Shop at the centre!
It will be a purpose-built wooden shed for us to mend and repair mobility scooters, wheelchairs and any other disability aids to help raise funds for the charity.
We will also have work experience placements from Wadebridge School to teach them the repair skills!
We have a running total board and anyone who donates £50 or more will get their name added to the board!
Thank you to everyone for your continued support!

Thank you County Signs for sponsoring our new signs to let everyone know our Platform 1 Cafe is open to all and of course we are cyclist and dog friendly!

We are delighted with the design and super quick service! The whole County Signs team have been amazing! Thank you!

A WADEBRIDGE Pharmacist has helped to raise £1,400 for a local community centre by completing a Three Peak Challenge in just 24 hours!
Verity Durman, Pharmacist Store Manager at Boots on The Platt, climbed Ben Navis, Scafell and Snowdon in 24 hours – within 33 minutes to spare! Verity raised £1,400 for Concern Wadebridge at The John Betjeman Centre.

Royal celebrations filled Concern Wadebridge at The John Betjeman Centre to mark the Kings Coronation.
For the week leading up to the event, the charity hosted several fun themed activities.

Concern Wadebridge, North Cornwall Coast PCN ,Age UK Cornwall & Isles of Scilly in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support are opening a Cancer Café for anyone in the Wadebridge area who is affected by cancer.

The John Betjeman Centre in Wadebridge was bursting with song and laughter with the return of the Goldies UK Sessions.