Here are VS Group, we are pleased to announce that the Watershed arts centre is our Charity of the Month for November.  We will be awarding the Slaithwaite-based centre with a year of free calls, following a devastating fire that broke out in its basement last year, which gutted its premises.

Watershed arts centre is a hub for the local community, home to a number of organisations, including charity Shabang along with Impossible Theatre and Satellite Arts.

The beautiful building, formerly a weaving shed, had only just been refurbished before the fire broke out in its basement.  It has since been refurbished once again.

Kim Reuter from Shabang Theatre, which hosts events for people with additional needs said : This generous donation from VS Group will make a world of difference to our small charity. We’ve had a tough year following a fire in our building, and VS Group have been incredibly supportive and helpful as we get ourselves back on our feet again”.

VS Group’s Managing Director, Kevin Penman, recently visited the Shabang Theatre team to present them with the gift and learn more about the work that they are doing.

Kevin Penman, said : “When we heard about the fire at Watershed, we really wanted to help out in any way we could. The valuable work that is done at Watershed is so important for the local community and so we are honoured to be donating the year of free calls.