By the end of this year, CARE – the charity offering practical help to those in need in the area – would have passed their 75,000 total of completed assignments.
The charity define themselves as a group of ‘good neighbours’ who work diligently to enhance the lives of those less able than themselves. Now in its 30th year, the charity remains a 100% voluntary organisation, with services provided at no cost to clients.
From picking up shopping, giving lifts to appointments, helping with odd jobs in the home or just calling in for a friendly chat, the volunteers from CARE provide a lifeline for hundreds of people in our local area.
Frank Nickson, who volunteers for CARE, said: “Many local people are unaware of the work we do, so it may come as a surprise to learn that last year the 114 active volunteers carried out nearly 1,800 jobs!
“CARE is 100% dependant on volunteers and is always seeking new pairs of hands in all areas.
“We would now like to offer you the opportunity to be a part of this work. It will give your life a whole new depth. You need only offer an hour a fortnight… or more… or less. Whatever suits you.”
Upcoming events include a display in Haywards Heath Library in October and our Tree at the Cuckfield Christmas Tree Festival in early December.
To find out more about CARE call 01444 455955 or visit www.CAREinhaywardsheath.co.uk