THE Brunswick Youth and Community Centre has marked its 75th anniversary of serving the community.
The Brunny, as it is locally known as, held a special celebration on April 22 which was attended by Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher, Mayor of Sefton Cllr Clare Louise Carragher and Mark Blundell, the Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside.
Keith Lloyd, the Brunswick centre manager said: “We are now 75 years old and have grown and adapted with the help of our supports to help meet the needs of our children, young people and the wider community and will continue to strive for better facilities and opportunities to help our most vulnerable in the future.”
The centre opened its doors in Liverpool in 1947 as a way to help support young men after World War Two.
It moved to Bootle in 1965 and a few years ago, after consultation with the community, it changed its name to the Brunswick Youth and Community Centre to reflect a new era for the centre.
The aims of the centre are to provide the youth of Bootle and Sefton area with educational and leisure facilities.
The centre also embraces the wider Sefton community by providing facilities for recreation and leisure time activity with a view to improving the conditions of life in the area.