Monty's Community Hub / 59 Montague Avenue, Sholing, Southampton, SO19 0QB / Registered Charity Number 1155649
MONTY'S is a creative hub at the heart of our community, a space which belongs to everyone within the Montague Avenue area in the Sholing/Thornhill neighbourhood of Southampton. The idea is for this to be an place where people in our community can meet up, share life, get active, make new friends, learn new skills, improve job prospects, or get help and advice.
MONTY'S is more than just a building; our vision is to enable our shared personal, social and spiritual growth, so we can all enjoy fullness of life within a flourishing neighbourhood. Monty's has a Christian ethos, although people of any faith or none are welcome; our hope is to be an inclusive space of generous hospitality for everyone in our community.
MONTY'S is a community charity run mainly by volunteers (with support from the wider community, Oasis Academy Mayfield, and St Mary’s Church Sholing) - and we're always looking out for new volunteers and people to share their skills - can you help?
MONTY'S hosts various groups for children, young people, families and others, and organises special events during holidays. If you've got any good ideas, time you could spare, skills you could share or would like to learn - please let us know! Our term-time programme includes:
Tuesday / 9:30-10:30am / MINI-MONTY'S
/ our weekly group for babies, toddlers, parents and carers [50p]
Tuesday / from 3:45pm / YOUTH CLUBS
/ all sorts of fun and games, arts and crafts, competitions and discussions [50p]
3:45-5:00pm: Yr R - Yr 3
5:30-6:45pm: Yr 4 - Yr 6
7:15-8:30pm: Yr 7 - Yr 11
Wednesday / 10am-12noon / INTERNET & I.T. DROP-IN
/ drop-in to use our laptops, broadband and printer - or just pop in for a cuppa [FREE]
Wednesday / 3:45-5pm / HOMEWORK GROUP
/ a quiet space for kids of all ages to study or to get help with homework [FREE]
Thursday / 1-1:50pm / ZUMBA >>> meet at the Scout Hut, Stanford Court
/ suitable for all ages/fitness levels, followed by drinks/snacks/chat until 2:30pm [£4]
Thursday / 4-5:15pm / YOUTH SPORTS with Saints Foundation
/ our outdoor sports group is postponed for winter - we'll be starting again in the Spring!
Thursday / 7:30-8:45pm / YOUTH DROP-IN with Saints Foundation
/ relaxed space for young people, plus boxercise and cycle workshop / Yrs 9+ [FREE]
Friday (fortnightly) / 10am-12noon / ST MONTY'S
/ a friendly group exploring prayer, spirituality and wellbeing [FREE]
Some of our activities charge a small fee to cover costs, but if this is a problem please let us know and we may be able to reduce your fee - as our goal is for everyone in our community to feel included at Monty’s. If you'd like to join in with any of our groups/activities, just pop in sometime, or get in touch via the contact page. We look forward to hearing from you!
CAN YOU HELP? We're always looking for volunteers, or people with ideas or skills to share with our community - do you want to get involved? We also rely on financial support from people just like you - can you support us? Please get in touch if you'd like to chat about what we could do together (Facebook, phone, or via our contact page). Or visit our BT MYDONATE page - your generosity is enormously appreciated!