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How did you get involved with the charity?

I just came in when the café was open because I knew one of the other volunteers. It went on from there and I started doing the register then did things like cutlery wrapping. I started bingo as it was a spur of the moment thing. We used to do bingo in the library, and it finished, so I volunteered to start one at the Henry Brown. It’s been running for about 4 years, and we have regular group of people who come and always welcome new faces. It’s gradually getting bigger. I call bingo with another volunteer, and we take it in turns. I helped set up a craft group, which started off with knitting and it grew from there. I do craft activities for children during events.  

If anyone has an idea of an activity or group, bring it in and we’ll give it a go. We are open to new ideas and anything you might suggest! 

Proudest moment

Getting involved in the community and being accepted by the community. The community has great people, it’s friendly, it’s sociable and it’s like one big family. The way the charity is runs means we will help people implement their ideas and there is support to do this.  

Look to the future

want the charity to continue to grow and get bigger and bigger. We want to help more people and get more people in. There’s something for everyone, no matter who comes in, even if you just want to sit and have a cup of tea with someone. I want more people to come in with ideas for activities or events and get support to make these happen. We’re here for everybody and would like lots of community involvement to make this place exactly what the community wants and needs.  

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