A NUMBER of groups in Yate have come together to help prepare the facility for Remembrance Sunday.

Ridgewood Community Centre in Yate has had a makeover, with a number of decorations that have been created for remembrance being placed outside of the building.

A number of groups that run at the centre, including Options, Sew and Sew and children from the pre-school have all participated in creating the decorations that included bunting, flags and giant poppies.

Ridgewood Community Centre manager Anne-Marie Cook revealed her delight that the whole community had come together to decorate the facility ready for Remembrance Sunday.

“We wanted to do something and it has turned out to be a good way to teach the students about remembrance.

“The children all took part in making the decorations and it has been nice to see them outside of the centre.

“We have been supported by a lot of people in the community when it comes to making the decorations and a lot of groups here at the centre have helped as well.

“To see how excited the children were to make decorations was really nice, it was special.

“It has been lovely to see the whole community come together and create something.

“Last year there were so many amazing displays around Yate and Sodbury.

“We wanted to try and continue that by doing our own here at the centre this year.”

Anne-Marie went on to say how happy she is that the centre continues to flourish.

“We continue to do really well here at Ridgewood Community Centre,” he said.

“We have a number of classes and groups that are well supported.

“We are always on the lookout for more though so keep an eye on our website for any details.

The cafe that also runs from the centre, Cupcake Fashion Tea Rooms, also held a special event on Wednesday with some veterans enjoying some lunch.

Owner of the cafe, Karen Clark, also decorated with poppies and bunting.