Meet Sandra

“It’s a completely different life to where I once was,” she says… “If you’re in a bad place, you need that trust and support, especially if you’re stuck in a rut. I was able to come out of the dark hole that I was in and I’m so proud to be out of it.” Today, she works as a shift leader for a large national hotel chain, a job that she’s been in for 19 months.

She says she uses the skills she learned as a volunteer every day at work.

She even has plans for a community project of her own, that she’s dubbed the Family Day project, which will be a day where parents and their children can learn how to communicate with each other better. She’s also working with her employers to help young people get into work.

“I’m really excited about where work’s going and to have the opportunity to give back to the community. It’s a completely different life to where I once was,” she says.

How you can help

Want to help the local community? There are lots of different ways to get involved.

Donate money

We know that not everyone has the time to volunteer with us. You can help us support the people in need by donating money today.

Donate money

Donate time

We have a very small team, so any time you can give will make a difference – from helping at our office, assisting at our advice centre as an interpreter for non-English-speaking clients, or providing graphic design support for our social media posts. We couldn’t do it without you.

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