Project information

New Dormitory

Build a 70 bed dormitory, this would mean that two classes could come at the same time. It would mean employing staff and more people using the area.

Two years

Charity information

Tom Roberts Adventure Centre

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  • Need


    The need of schools to find low cost places that will challenge and encourage children/youth to work as teams and work together.


    Add diversity to our facility and give a choice for groups and schools to bring the youth.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    The enlarge the sleeping capacity of the site.


    » It is a building that needs building the trustees and their volunteers will continue building and continue bringing more people to the centre.

    Success will be when we can say that two classes can come to our centre and we are not reliant on weather or space.

  • Impact


    The long term changes that this building will mean that we could become self suffient. We would be able to open all year round and our availability would not be reliant on weather.


    Financial support not coming in it would mean that this project would not be taken up at this time. It would take a lot longer to achieve but it is in our plans.


    We always report to our donors with our quartely newsletter and our letters that our benefactors receive at least twice a year. We are planning an annual open day which enables benefactors to actually see the work that has been achieved.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £106,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £8,000 Ground works Excavation, concrete, damp proofing, insulation
      £18,000 Steelwork Frame
      £12,000 Floor, Outside Walls Mezzanine Floor, Timber Cladding
      £23,000 Windows Windows and doors
      £15,000 Insulation Insulation
      £10,000 Furniture Furniture and Fitting, Hardware
      £20,000 Kitchen Kitchen, dinning room,
  • Background


    We are located on a farm a couple miles from Newent a market town on the edge of the Forest of Dean 10 miles from Gloucester. The dormitory that we are planning will be part of the complex of buildings that was the farm and will be designed so that it will look like another farm building.


    We hope to see children and youth using the centre and leave ready to be better members of their community. They will learn to be part of a team, work hard and care about others through the challenges that they will find at the site.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have the site, but we have the vision for the needs of the community to have youth needing and learning to care for those around them. For the youth to work as a team and care for the area that they live.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Mr Mike Hencher Chair To Trustees

    Mike is an evangelist, who has had a children's ministry for a long time. He was a friend of Tom Roberts the previous owner and shared his vision.

    Mr John Ettle

    Centre Manager, Company Secretary and hard worker. He and his wife are our volunteer caretakers. They welcome everyone to the centre.

    Des Jackson

    Vice chair and clerk of works, he gets the work completed with encouragement and enthusiasm. It takes his tenacity to keep going.

    Rev Patricia Phillips

    Retired CofE Priest, bringing to the trust a womans touch.

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