Serving the community in the Elswick, Westgate and Wingrove wards of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Wimbledon Winners

Hat-Trick staff members had the opportunity to take some of their volunteers down to Wimbledon for day 2 of the tennis tournament.  Volunteer Co-ordinators, Michael Gardner and Wasim Collins, took the lucky 5 dedicated volunteers down to the famous SW19 postcode on Tuesday. The first game they took in was the all British battle between […]

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Funding Boost for Hat-Trick

Hat-Trick has recently been awarded £16,951 from the People’s Postcode Lottery. This funding boost comes from the Postcode Community Trust and will help Hat-Trick to engage young people to develop their sports coaching skills and increase their chances of gaining qualifications and awards leading to further employment opportunities. Michael Gardner, Hat-Trick’s Volunteer Co-ordinator, said “receiving […]

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Celebrating ten years of Hat-Trick

We’re wishing a very happy birthday to one of Centre West’s most popular and successful initiatives. Set up as a three-year project in 2004, Hat-Trick has made a unique mark in communities in the West End and beyond. Initially led by Mark Oliver, the team has worked with over 16,000 children and young people, using […]

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Hat-Tricks Fitness Friendzy

Hat-Trick recently launched their Fitness Friendzy programme at Moorside Primary School.  Fitness Friendzy is working in partnership with the local primary schools to increase the number of women participating in sport and exercise.   Moorside Primary School hosted the first Fitness Friendzy session where Hat-Trick’s ‘Us Girls’ team put the female parents and carers through […]

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Congratulations Hat-Trick!

Our Hat-Trick Team were recently awarded the prestigious Sport Newcastle ‘Team Community Award 2015’ at the INTU Sport Newcastle Annual Awards. The team received this recognition for being the project that has contributed most to the community.  The full team attended this black tie event held at Newcastle Civic Centre which also had the Newcastle United […]

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The Beacon – a West End success story

The Beacon

A flagship enterprise centre supported by Centre West has proved a huge success, with over 95% of its business units now occupied. The Beacon, which was developed in partnership with Groundwork (South Tyneside and Newcastle), opened in 2012 after a £6.5m redevelopment of the former Westgate Road fire station site. Already it has proved a springboard […]

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Let’s get together to tackle food poverty

With around 13 million people living below the poverty line in the UK, food banks have become a vital resource – providing emergency help to almost a million people in the past year. One Tyneside food bank recently reported a 200% increase in demand, due to factors like low incomes, rising prices and social welfare […]

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From Elswick to the World Cup in Brazil

For most people, this summer’s World Cup is a chance to relax with a beer or two in front of the TV, while the more adventurous might book a flight to watch England ’s progress first-hand in Brazil. No such relaxation lies in store for community football coach Michael Gardner. Instead, Michael is spending his summer coaching […]

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