£35,000 donation transforms the First Steps Women’s Centre

L-R: Michael McGoldrick, CEO of First Steps Women's Centre; Janice Gibson, Asda Cookstown Community Champion; Yvonne Corbett, Project Manager of First Steps Women's Centre; and Asda Cookstown General Store Manager, Peter Beckett, pictured at the launch of the refurbished centre.
L-R: Michael McGoldrick, CEO of First Steps Women's Centre; Janice Gibson, Asda Cookstown Community Champion; Yvonne Corbett, Project Manager of First Steps Women's Centre; and Asda Cookstown General Store Manager, Peter Beckett, pictured at the launch of the refurbished centre.

Following a donation of £35,000, Asda Cookstown General Store Manager, Peter Beckett, and Asda Cookstown Community Champion, Janice Gibson, were delighted to attend the recent opening of the refurbished First Steps Women’s Centre in Dungannon on behalf of the Asda Foundation.

Aimed at transforming the lives of local women, the First Steps Women’s Centre provides educational and training support, alongside health and well-being services.

As a direct result of the donation from Asda, the centre was able to improve the on-site facilities for service users through an extensive refurbishment project, including extending its childcare facilities.

Michael McGoldrick, Chief Executive of First Steps Women’s Centre said: “We are very grateful for the continued support from Asda Cookstown Community Champion, Janice Gibson, and wider colleagues from the store.

“Without their help and encouragement, we wouldn’t be standing here with brand new facilities ready to offer life-saving and life-changing services to those in our community who need it the most.”

Asda Cookstown Community Champion, Janice Gibson added: “I feel incredibly proud the Asda Foundation was able to play such a big role in helping to transform the First Steps Women’s Centre.

“It’s clear the space is a real hub for women to develop the skills and support networks they need to transform their lives.

“I have really enjoyed speaking to staff and service users at the launch, and I will continue to be a regular visit to the centre in the months and years ahead!”

Any woman interested in an IT, Health and Wellbeing or Life Skills course, please contact the centre on 028 87727648, on Facebook, or via the website www.firststepswomenscentre.org