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Gateway Community Care Hub
Manager: Melissa Hayton
07740 291147

The hub is operated by Gateway Church Withernsea and Kingstrust Network working together in partnership. The hub's mission is to help those in poverty, to enhance social wellbeing and inclusion in the Withernsea area. The hub has performed a major role in serving the residents of Withernsea and the South Holderness during the Coronavirus lockdown.

7 March 2022: Gateway's Community Kitchen opens

Gateway Community Kitchen Opens

The new Gateway Community Kitchen was officially opened by Withernsea Mayor Felicity Walmsley on Monday 7th March. At the same time Kingstrust Network re-launched the Community Care Hub after a redecoration and refit. The event was well attended with food cooked in the new kitchen being served to the guests. The kitchen is open for all charities and community groups in Withernsea to use. For more information please contact Annette Jarvis

Gateway Community Care Hub and Community Kitchen - 104 Queen Street, Withernsea, HU19 2HB.

Staff and Volunteers Withernsea Free Paper 02-03-2022
Delicacies The Kitchen

5 October 2021: Melissa Hayton appointed manager

Melissa Hayton

Melissa Hayton takes over as the full-time manager of the Gateway Community Care Hub in Withernsea after taking over as caretaker manager in July 2021 following the departure of Sarah Harries.

Melissa also runs Gateway Church's Junior church. She is married to Trevor and they have 3 beautiful children. They also have 3 step children and 2 granddaughters. Mel and Trevor have lived in Withernsea since 2006.

Mel has a passion for community. In her spare time Mel love spending her time relaxing with family and friends.

4 March 2021: Educational packs for Withernsea Primary School

Gateway Community Care Hub provides educational packs for Withernsea's children following half term.

Holderness Gazette 04-03-2021

22 December 2020: Christmas hamper Deliveries in Withernsea

Last Christmas Kingstrust delivered our usual well stocked hampers to needy families in Withernsea.

1 Delivery in Withernsea 2020 2 Delivery in Withernsea 2020 4 Delivery in Withernsea 2020 6 Delivery in Withernsea 2020

5 November 2020: Lockdown all over again!

We just got the shelving out of the communal area and brought in new sofas ready for the community again and then comes lockdown all over again. So there's nothing for it but back to distributing goods, foods and medicines for the local community...

... then COVID paid our staff and volunteers a visit in person with Melissa the assistant manager and Jason one of volunteers and most of the rest of us including Sarah the manager. As frontline workers we're more likely to get the virus and we did. So we shut the hub for nearly two weeks and all sat at home isolating.

Christmas is coming

We opened again on 23 November. Christmas is coming - better get ready.


14 March 2020: Manager Sarah Harries on BBC Look North

Look North 14-March-2020
Care hub manager Sarah Harries interviewed on BBC Look North.

7 March 2020: Withernsea mayor Terry Dagnell opens the new Gateway Community Care Hub.

Grand opening 7-3-2020 Cutting the ribbon Cut the ribbon Thank you everyone

Coronavirus lockdown ...
Since the 23 March, just two weeks after its grand opening, the community hub has been repurposed as a distribution centre for food and materials. Manager Sarah Harries and her team of dedicated volunteers are busy distributing food and other essentials to the people of Withernsea who are self-isolating.

transforming the hub delivering supplies

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