PACE projects hit double figures

May 2012


St Cuthberts Care is celebrating the news that a tenth Parish and Community Enablement (PACE) project is to open in the North East.

Parishioners at St Mary's Church in Blackhill, Consett which is run by Father Dermot Donnelly will be launching their Lunch Club on Thursday 7 June.

Eighteen interested volunteers attended their first meeting and the team is now being guided through the process of setting up a PACE project by our community services team with a view to offering a weekly lunch club which will include a warm welcome, socialisation and enjoyable conversation, morning coffee and snacks, lunch, games, music, entertainment and more.

The PACE project is being set up to ensure frail and older people or those living on the margins of society do not become socially isolated and they continue to participate in activities that are important to them.

St Cuthberts Care Community Services Manager Kathleen Urwin said: "We are delighted that St Mary's parishioners are starting up this lunch club. PACE projects represent true Faith in Action with groups of volunteers operating new social hubs which offer warmth, companionship, social interaction and refreshment to those in the community who are most in need."

For full details on the development of this project please contact Patricia at the Parish Office on 01207 502320. Alternatively to find out more about PACE, including setting up a project in your area please contact Kathleen Urwin by email: or by calling: 0191 228 0111