There are lots of engaging activities for young people at The Florrie.
The Florrie first opened its doors in 1889 and many famous faces have spent their youth here since. ‘Florrie Old Boys’ as they are fondly known from Gerry Marsden who at the age of 11 started his first skiffle band here in the 1950’s, to Liverpool Football Legend Ian Callaghan who played football in our gym and Connor McIntire (aka Coronation Street’s Pat Phelan) who completed his apprenticeship here at age 16.
In more recent years rising talent has gotten involved here at The Florrie. Remée Corry, who, three years ago gave her first performance in our grand hall was recently named in the top three newcomers at Liverpool International Music Festival. Young people use our wonderful building everyday. From Children of the Aftermath a youth group representing Jimmy Cauty’s ADP who meet in our heritage centre to our young person’s football and sports sessions in the gym. We even have a number of young volunteers who dedicate their own time to helping us, young people really can find a home at The Florrie.
Community is at the heart of what we do and we know that by supporting all members of the community we are able to better support young people, the future custodians of the Florrie. Because if we invest in young people today, they will invest and give back to their communities tomorrow.