In September 2023, the Wallsend community gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the highly anticipated Sporting Wallsend Peter Olsen Community Hub (POCH). This state-of-the-art facility, made possible by the immense generosity of Peter Olsen, is poised to become an essential hub for engagement and activity in the region.
Peter Olsen, a visionary investor and philanthropist, hails from the East End of London and has personally experienced the challenges that poverty can present. Through hard work and determination, he amassed a fortune, and with a strong belief in giving back to the community, he has chosen to invest in the development of this new hub.
The POCH aims to provide Wallsend Boys Club with a versatile and inclusive space to engage with people of all ages. This facility is not only dedicated to sporting activities but also serves as a vibrant venue for local communities to come together, socialise, and participate in a wide range of activities.
The hub offers a multitude of possibilities, with versatile spaces that can be adapted for various purposes. From sports and fitness programs to art exhibitions, community meetings, and educational initiatives, the POCH will serve as a focal point for fostering connections and cultivating a sense of belonging.
The opening of the POCH represents a significant milestone for Wallsend. With its diverse spaces and community-oriented approach, the hub promises to be a catalyst for positive change, fostering a sense of unity and belonging among residents.
Wallsend Boys Club and Sporting Wallsend are poised to embark on an exciting journey of community empowerment and engagement. The POCH will undoubtedly serve as a testament to the transformative power of collective action and the immense possibilities that arise when communities join together to create a brighter future.