News 2013

December

Message of thanks for volunteers at Vianney's

Christmas and anniversary celebrations at the double

Pupils learn the gift of giving

Last few days to support our Toy Appeal

A Christmas tree for the 5p Bus

Community spirit is Alive in Bensham

A warm welcome from Words of Welcome

Fostering the joy of giving

Stockton Council supports volunteers with free training

Lunch club volunteers eager to get started

Volunteer or guest, St Michael's is the best

New lunch club guest is 93 years young

Creative talents help those in need

Fr Tom loves being a lunch club guest

November

Rotary Club gives Toy Appeal a boost

Friendship at the heart of new lunch club

Gift of friendship for 90 year old Bill

Posh pinnies for St Roberts

Lunch club brightens Eileen's week

Countdown to new Bensham Lunch Club

The Entertainer supports our 5p Bus Toy Appeal

Helpful advice served up with lunch

Volunteers raring to get new lunch club underway

Spreading the good news about Cuddy's Lunch Club

Helping the growing number of people in need

Barclays call in to offer help and donations

Cuddy's Celtic cheer for birthday bash

Stockton Council offer free training for drop-in volunteers

October

Friends share tea together after 15 years apart

Bigger and better 5p Bus service returns to Worswick Welcome

Support our Christmas Toy Appeal

Empty presbytery now the heart of a new community

Food, refreshments and comfort for Open House guests

Grandma's volunteering role

Plight of 'chronically lonely' in today's news

Gentoo helps volunteers to feed the homeless

Tea group tempts stay-at-home guest

Packed programme for tea group

Sending thanks for 5p Bus donations

No sting in the tail for lunch club gathering

Lunch club rebuilds links with community

New drivers take 5p Bus back on the road

Lunch Club guests enjoy glimpse of care home life

Local lunch club planned for Gateshead

New lunch club coming to Blackhall

Hands up for health!

Guest rediscovers dancing joy at lunch club

September

Stocking up to beat the chill

Birthday joy for all at lunch club

Keen cooks bring their best to St Roberts

New drop-in café for homeless planned

Gentoo employee sparks donation drive for drop-in cafe

Cheers! We're two years old!

5p Bus restocked thanks to Bedlington Church

From helpful guest to tea group volunteer

Community welcomes new lunch club at St Robert's

August

Fr Nick gains a first with his second PACE project

Birthday celebration is the icing on the cake for Rosemary

Super cooker brings composure to lunch club



July

Needy seek out Open House for friendly support

Metrocentre shop, The Entertainer, supports work of our 5p Bus

Anniversary gives tea group reason to celebrate

Childhood games bring back happy memories

Popular lunch club offers second helping

New location for 5p Bus depot

Volunteers help friendship blossom at flower festival

June

Tea on Thursdays 'family' speeds recovery

Big birthday surprise for lunch club

Volunteers' Week 1 – 7 June

May

Schools raise thousands for the 5p Bus

Holy Cross welcomes new PACE Lunch Club members

Generations come together for surprise sing-along

April

Lunch Club volunteers pass on their experience

Claremont Lunch Club marks its second anniversary

New Lunch Club opens at Holy Cross, Sunderland

March

Lunch Club celebrates two years of friendship and care

Thousands benefit from bussed in boots… and shoes, and trousers, and dresses!

Holy Cross Lunch Club moves a step closer

Putting life skills into practice on 5p Bus

Happy guests are ambassadors for lunch club

Full house at first lunch club

February

Tea, cake, fun and friendship at the new Tea Timers club

January

Friendship and conversation on the menu at new lunch club

Lunch Club's warm welcome beats the winter chills

Volunteers wanted for our new PACE project at Holy Cross Care Home

Drop-in café celebrates its second anniversary

Social Club's £1000 gift to needy children

Almost 16,000 people in need helped by our 5p Bus