A new look and a new name have been unveiled for the former Slade Community Centre in Ilfracombe. Following a competition to rename it to reflect its wider role in the town, the building - once famously moved as part of the Challenge Anneka TV series - wi
A new look and a new name have been unveiled for the former Slade Community Centre in Ilfracombe.Following a competition to rename it to reflect its wider role in the town, the building - once famously moved as part of the Challenge Anneka TV series - will now be called The Vision Centre.The name was chosen by Jeanette Higgins as an acronym of "Valley Inn Slade Ilfracombe Outreach Neighbourhood." She wins two tickets to a show of her choosing at the Landmark Theatre.A new logo, a stylised eye, has been donated by design and marketing consultancy The Olden Group.Town Councillor Robin Horne, a member of the Slade management committee, said: "The committee's work during the past year has been to develop the financial stability of the charity as well as increasing the use of the centre. "With tireless effort, we are delighted to have achieved these ambitions. This new branding is the next step for us and will help to establish the hall as a centre for this part of Ilfracombe."Caroline Bramwell, managing director of the Olden Group, said the new logo was a thank-you for the help and support she and husband Craig received from the centre when they moved to Ilfracombe with a very young family four years ago."Through Sure Start and the Slade Community Centre we found many friends in an area where we knew no-one," she said.The centre is now a hub of activity, hosting sessions for Sure Start and Rugrats, as well as Ilfracombe Boxing and Aikido clubs, Citizens Advice Bureau and public health drop-in sessions.