Charities appeal to your better nature at event

RESIDENTS who want to help out in the community are being urged to attend a volunteering fair, which takes place at the Bailiffgate Museum next week.

The Alnwick attraction is hosting the event in partnership with Volunteering Northumberland, the volunteer centre for the county.

It will give members of the public the chance to talk to local charities and groups to find out more about their work and how to get involved.

Age Concern, Alnwick and District Mencap, Northumberland Credit Union, and Northumberland County Blind Association are among the organisations who will be at the fair, on Friday, November 11.

Volunteering Northumberland Development Worker, Terri Bearhope, said: “This event is intended to showcase all the many options available to those who would like to help in their communities.

“People in Alnwick have never needed much encouragement to help others but some people may not realise what a wide choice there is in the world of volunteering.

“For some, volunteering can help with the search for paid work as it looks great on application forms. For others, it can help with physical and mental wellbeing.

“Whether people are interested in working on the radio, in a museum, with animals, with younger people or older people, they’ll be able to find out more at this event.”

The event runs from 3pm to 7pm and entry to the museum will be free during these times.

For more information, email terri.bearhope@wansbeckcvs.org.uk or call 07900 998933.