Based right in the heart of Wallsend, Wallsend Memorial Hall & People's Centre is a charity dedicated to providing for residents of Wallsend and beyond.
theMEM is a community centre which is run for the benefit of the people of Wallsend, and has a lot more to offer than you might think.
We are most well known for being a venue with rooms available for hire in a wide variety of sizes, from offices for up to 10 people, up to the Ballroom which can hold from 300 people dining up to 900 standing.
For local businesses, theMEM is an ideal location for long term office hire, corporate training events or any sort of business meeting space.
Or for special occasions, we can host weddings, birthdays, balls and charity or sporting events.
theMEM also provides services to the local community, from giving advice via the Peoples Advice Service, through hosting regular community events, to providing hot home made meals to local residents.
For example, for Christmas in 2020:
- we delivered 184 home made meals to the residents of Wallsend
- we put together and distributed 55 food hampers, with an additional selection of toys for families
- we gave 30 hampers to our veterans
- and we gave 18 meals to Syrian families.
And during the autumn half term holiday we worked with North Tyneside Council and the local schools to identify families that may have needed a little bit of support during the half term holidays, sending out over 250 meals and desserts over the course of the week.