A King’s Lynn-based military charity has opened an activity centre which has been described as a “game changer”.

The Bridge for Heroes’ new facility is based at the Nelson House Business Centre, on the North Lynn Industrial Estate.

Known as the Nelson Activity Centre, it has been designed to accommodate a wide range of activities, free-of-charge.

These include art classes, photography, cyber security, bicycle maintenance and woodwork.
Bowling, cinema trips, archery, cycling and the Couch to 5k programme are also planned to be offered.

Mike Taylor, the charity’s chief executive, said: “The Nelson Activity Centre is a game changer for us in the delivery of activity support to serving personnel, veterans and their families, in addition to the welfare and respite support available at our Bridge for Heroes contact centre located in South Clough Lane (King’s Lynn).”

The idea of the Nelson Activity Centre is to enable individuals to learn new skills while socialising with like-minded people.

The centre has been made possible thanks to the generosity of the building’s owner, the staff and volunteers who have worked tirelessly in getting the centre fit for purpose and a grant from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, a charity spokesman said.