Topsham’s new hub opening hailed a ‘dream come true’

PUBLISHED: 13:46 11 July 2018 | UPDATED: 14:01 11 July 2018

The Reverend Janice Cackett performs her blessing of the new building

The Reverend Janice Cackett performs her blessing of the new building

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The opening of a new community hub in Topsham has been hailed as a ‘dream come true’ by those who have championed the facility.

Estuary League of Friends co-founders Francis Luscombe and Mary Darnley-Smith, cutting the ribbonEstuary League of Friends co-founders Francis Luscombe and Mary Darnley-Smith, cutting the ribbon

As more than 70 people watched on, the two co-founders of the charity behind the new facility cut the ribbon to officially open Nancy Potter House.

Library services, defibrillator and IT training, a lunch club and a friendship group will be among the services and activities being provided at the Nelson Close building.

Francis Luscombe, co-founder of Estuary League of Friends, which will be running the new hub, said: “At last there is a building where everybody of 
all ages – whether they’re lonely or dealing with other life challenges – can feel loved and find a happy, smiley face.”

Rachel Gilpin, chief executive of Estuary League of Friends added: “It was wonderful to finally open Nancy Potter House as our response to the community’s vision of a range of services under one roof for all to enjoy.”

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