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How it all began

MICA stands for Mersea Island Community Association, a registered charity set up in the mid-1970s by a group of Mersea residents. Through the support of the people of Mersea, enough money was raised to buy the old bus station in the High Street and convert it into a Community Centre for the whole island to enjoy.

Over the years, the building has continued to grow with the addition of a gym and charity shop, an invaluable part of the Centre’s income. A group of volunteer trustees head the management team who are supported by the Manager Tim Gannon, Centre Administrator Debra Moore, Bar Co-Ordinator Molly Garner, Charity Shop Co-Ordinator Kim Saunders, Weekend Centre Assistant Colin Kimble, Bookkeeper Ann Hurling and Caretaker Peter Brannan.

MICA would not be able to function without the amazing team of volunteers who work on the reception and charity shop. It is through the hard work of these Mersea residents that the MICA can continue to serve our community.

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