Volunteers take time out

04 June 2014

Volunteers cream tea

St Cuthberts Care has been saying thank you to our volunteers with a "time out" tea party hosted at our Holy Cross Home in Sunderland.

As part of National Volunteers' Week 2014 our helpers were invited to take a break and drop in for a cream tea and coffee morning.

"It was lovely to bring together some of our 5p Bus volunteers, those who help out in our care homes and at the Alan Shearer Centre in Newcastle, to say thanks for their efforts," says volunteer coordinator, Nicola Milne. "Without their help we simply couldn't provide some of the additional services the charity offers."

The coffee break was followed by Mass in the Holy Cross Home's chapel celebrated by Fr Mariadass who said that volunteering was a way of doing God's work by giving up time to help others.

"We really do appreciate all of our volunteers and are actively recruiting more people to help out, particularly with our 5p Bus clothing distribution project," added Nicola.

The bus provides a mobile service touring communities where there is high deprivation and offering clothing for just five pence per item for those people who are struggling to make ends meet. We need volunteers to help sort the donated goods at our depot in Sunderland and those who can assist customers visiting the bus as it tours drop-in centres, shopping precincts and churches around the north east.

Anyone who would like to find out more about any of the opportunities to volunteer for St Cuthberts Care should contact Nicola on 0191 228 0111 or visit our web page.