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The Saturday Friendship Group is one way in which Catholic Leamington is responding to the problem of homelessness and social deprivation in Leamington. We are partnered with the Salvation Army Way Ahead Project for this work. Our main aim is to make sure that there are enough volunteers on Saturdays to enable visitors to drop into the Centre in Church Street for a brunch, which they make for themselves, have an opportunity to socialise and obtain help and advice.
Those of us who have been involved feel it is a very worthwhile and meaningful activity, recognising everyone’s dignity while helping to provide some basic needs.
Now, we find ourselves in need of more volunteers, primarily on Saturdays and also during the rest of the week.
Yvonne Mckinnon, the Project Manager, is currently recruiting to build up the volunteer base, now that more normal working has been resumed.
So, we are appealing for people to step forward, to have a chat about what is involved. Volunteers usually go in once a fortnight for 2-3 hours, but of course they can do more or less depending on personal circumstances. If you are at all interested and you think this might appeal to you, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07811 882746.
If volunteering is not for you, then you can still help with a small monthly contribution, as we also provide £550 every month to finance the Saturday operation and staffing. Again, contact us as above.
sfg Planning Team Convenor
sfg is supported by the Royal Leamington Spa Town Council's Community Grant annually
About the sfg
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Contact the churches
St Peter's & Our Lady's: 01926 423824
Parish Office Hours Monday - Friday
9:30 - 4:00 PM
St Joseph's: 01926 772712
St Peter | Dormer Place, Leamington Spa, CV32 5AA
Our Lady | Valley Rd, Lillington, Leamington Spa, CV32 7SJ
St Joseph | 47 Murcott Rd East, Whitnash, Leamington Spa, CV31 2JJ