Claire Crampton – “My kids have been coming to the Base for years. What impresses me is their ability to keep coming up with new activities and events to engage with the community.  Recently my daughter has been attending the weekly fitness sessions with Josh Chippington, and loves it!  Introducing local young people to new ways to keep physically and mentally healthy is what the Base Youth Club does best!

Dawn Walters – “We had a fantastic party at The Base Youth Centre yesterday.  AMAZING venue and Sue was very helpful when we were setting up.  Base parties are the BEST!”

Claire Sturgeon – “My daughter did the Around The World Cookery Course at The Base and loved it!”

Irene Searle  – “My kids love The Base – there is always something for everyone, brilliant facilities, friendly faces and awesome helpers/staff. I can’t praise it highly enough.”

Jo – “Our daughter Emily recently attended the Cookery course at The Base and she thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We all really enjoyed the tasty meatballs she made and we thought it was great value for money.”

Verity – “My two children, Kai (10) and Jade (8), have been coming to the Base for a while now, and I would highly recommend to any parent! There’s always a different theme every week and both my children enjoy going every week. The tuck shop is also a massive hit!  Both my children’s confidence has grown since joining the Base.  So thank you, and keep doing what you’re doing as you are doing great, guys!”

Abi – “The cookery course I did at The Base was really good fun – especially as you learnt to cook with your friends!”

Chantelle – “Wow, you guys at the Base are super amazing. What you do for all the children is so beautiful and it brings a smile to all their faces. Mine love coming every week, twice if they could. Thank you for everything and here’s to many more nights of fun with you guys.”

Aimee Clayton – “Having started volunteering at the Base as part of my Duke of Edinburgh award, I have now been volunteering here for several years for the fun and friendly atmosphere, the lovely volunteers and children.”

Jenny Wallace, Parent Governor – “The Base is a wonderful place! I’ve volunteered there for over a year now and the people are so lovely who work there! I’ve gone from a shy quiet person to becoming far more confident in myself.”

Sarah Quayle – “My son has been coming to The Base since September and loves it there, so much so we held his birthday party here at the end of November, a great time was had by all. Would definitely recommend.”

Ben Greenhalgh   – “Brilliant youth centre with fantastic staff.  Such a great addition to the community of Hook.”

Jo Aeschlimann  – “Just a quick thanks for doing an amazing job. My lad is a real worrier and will stress in certain social situations. He shows lots of confidence when he goes to the Base now and always comes out beaming and chatting about what activities he’s done. The Base really provides a good grounding for the young ones from social skills, handling their own money, to self choice. Keep up the good work guys, you’re awesome.”

Sonja Izaguirre –  “A couple of weeks ago we hired the Base for our daughter’s 16th birthday party. She had invited over 50 to her party. We hired a DJ and Photobooth, and there was loads of space for all of it and all the kids dancing. Use of the kitchen for preparing food and drink was also a great benefit. Thank you for making the whole process easy. I would highly recommend using the Base for teenage parties.”

Claire Hughes – “Thank you for use of your venue and equipment on Saturday. Our daughter had a fabulous 8th birhtday. It was really easy and affordable. The facilities were great and the disco was a hit with all the kids. We will definitely look to use The Base again for future parties.”

Anne Grant – “Thank you so much, today’s session enabled Joseph to spend some extra time with his buddies whilst the house was being packed up for our big move! Thank you so much to you and your team for all your hard work, it’s a fantastic place for the kids to come and socialise and feel some independence at the same time! Good luck for all your future events.”

Anon – “My daughters have been coming to The Base for over two years, and have had a birthday party hire too.  It’s such a fantastic space run by enthusiastic staff. Party guests from outside the area were really surprised by what a wonderful community space we have for young people. Staff were very helpful when booking and accommodating to any requests we had. Thank you!”

Anon – “My eldest daughter has been a member for over two years and my youngest since September 2015. Both girls absolutely love the Base.  It’s a safe place for them to meet friends and have fun away from home; it also gives them an opportunity to gain additional independence and develop their social skills with peers and the adults who work there. There’s a great range of activities on offer and the staff are fab.”

Anon – “Thank you for organising and running this fabulous place for us ! We’re very lucky to have such a great safe place for older kids to go to in Hook.”