The Hub of the Shotley Peninsula
Holbrook Helpers has now been in operation since the start of Lockdown and by the end of August 2020, had helped over 690 people. This is in addition to the many acts of kindness shown by members of the community and volunteers.
On Monday 27 July the new committee of Holbrook Helpers convened, via Zoom, to start the process of securing the future of Holbrook Helpers, which has proved to be a very valuable source of support within the village. Holbrook Helpers will become part of the Good Neighbour Scheme. Volunteers and people using the service should notice very little change, apart from different names at the end of communications. The committee are extremely grateful to the current coordinators and volunteers who have agreed to continue in their roles. Holbrook Helpers would not be able to exist without them!
The biggest change going forward will be the introduction of a single number for people wishing to access the service to use. The number will be published as soon as it is up and running. This number will connect to one of the lovely coordinators who will arrange for a volunteer to assist.
Whilst the committee has formed, and we have a list of over 60 volunteers, the committee would be delighted to hear from you if you are interested in becoming a volunteer, or feel you can help the committee in any other way. You can contact Kate Saulter on: 07900 086091 or email@example.com.