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Support and Information Day - Sunday January 28th 2018

For volunteers old and new The day will include a light bagel lunch, followed by speakers and discussions of interest to all of us who wish to work with those in our community who need our help and companionship.

Full details nearer the time, but meanwhile please save the date.

Message from a Helping Hands Client

"Fortunately my needs have not been great and of an emergency nature, but when there has been a problem my mind seems to spring to Helping Hands, where prompt attention, given in a warm and understanding way, has solved the problem"

How we started

It is hard to believe that what started as a casual conversation between four people would result in a Registered Charity with between ninety and one hundred volunteers, but this is what did happen

More than ten years ago, Sarah Wilks, Beryl Sharpe (Susex Jewish Representative Council) Rabbi Efune and Rabbi Collick were attending a choral concert at New Church Road, and during the interval were discussing the community, and they felt that what was needed was a support system to help people, especially those who were housebound

From that small 'acorn' a huge 'oak' has grown. Helping Hands is there for all the Jewish members of the local community.

Need a list for an appointment with the doctor, dentist, hospital? Call Helping Hands!

Would you like to go shopping but can't get to the shops? Call Helping Hands, they will take you! Is your sink blocked, is your computer not behaving itself, need a new light bulb fitted? Call Helping Hands

With the help of donations and coffee mornings we raised enough money to buy the Helping Hands Community Bus that can be 'hired' for use by private individuals, for example, to take a group to the theatre

There is no hiring fee, hence the quotation marks. All we ask for is a returnable deposit and that the passengers pay for the petrol. On alternate months, a tea is held at the AJEX Centre where everyone is assured of a warm welcome, tea, sandwiches, cake and entertainment

Our volunteers are amazing and are always willing to help. They are greatly appreciated by our clients

If you are interested in any of the above, or would like to join our team of volunteers, please phone us on 01273 747722 or email helping-hands@helping-hands,org Janice Greenwood

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Join a table of six friendly ladies and gentlemen at a Helping Hands Tea, pour tea, chat, natter and generally pass time of day
QUALIFICATIONS: A friendly personality, ability to listen as well as talk
HOURS: Once a month for 2 - 3 hours
PAY: A wonderful sense of well being for a worthwhile job well done, plus tea, sandwiches and cake
Please contact us and let us know your availability 01273 747722 or helping-hands@helping-hands.org

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