Forward thinking at Open House

January 2012


Volunteers with Sunderland Open House have held their first co-ordinators meeting to plan for the future and build on the great success they have already achieved since they opened in January.

As well as securing funding and the support of local companies and parishioners, the volunteers have created a warm, welcoming family atmosphere for everyone who visits the drop-in café.

After initial support from St Cuthberts Care, management of the project is now in the very capable hands of the volunteers, although the charity will always be on hand to offer encouragement as well as practical help if needed.

The drop-in service is open every Thursday, between 10am-2pm, held in St Mary's Parish Hall, 27 Bridge Street, Sunderland.

If you would like to get involved with this PACE project, contact St Mary's on: 0191 567 5354. Alternatively, to set up a PACE project in your parish or neighbourhood, please contact Kathleen Urwin by email: or by calling: 0191 228 0111.