Volunteers our unsung heroes
It's a great start to the New Year to see projects such as the 'Empty Plate' being promoted in your paper.
Robin Rogers, county councillor for Northbrook division which covers Lovett Court and I both enjoyed a very good Christmas meal at the Empty Plate and spoke to the volunteers who work there tirelessly without thought of recognition. Without the unsung volunteers there would be no project to support.
It is so very important to give credit where it is due.
Interestingly, there are other voluntary projects in Castle ward which merit being promoted for the community – the Children and Family Centre supports families during the week, the Maybridge Community Church runs a café on Fridays and the Maybridge Keystone Centre, (Rayleigh Crescent just off the Strand, Goring) hosts their partner “Breathing Spaces” in the Woodland Welcome Garden on Tuesdays for people living with Dementia, and an IT junction from 10.30am to 12.30pm every Friday free of charge.
So, people – why not learn a new skill for the New Year and get confident about using your new iPhone or iPad, tablet or laptop with the help of experienced trained, volunteers? The Keystone Centre also provides homemade cake or soup on some Fridays to make it even more special. Just drop in for a chat no appointment necessary.
We will make you feel very welcome.
Cllr Hazel Thorpe
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