Kind gestures build community spirit

posted 25 Nov 2012, 09:34 by Unknown user
I first became aware of the work of Community Organisers when a guy walked into our 'Sunflower Cafe' at Church which we run each week for local residents. I agreed to do a listening and was enthused to hear that things were happening and had the potential to happen in Sneinton. 

I grew up in this area, went to school here and my parents and Church friends live locally. Having moved away to Derby to study, marry and become a Dad of two, I ended up coming "home" a couple of years ago. 

Sneinton has changed a lot, and since becoming a VCO earlier this year it has been great to meet people from all walks of life when doing listenings. 

A lot of positive stuff is happening! My initial project idea, along with a mate, came when I'd heard of a lady whose hanging basket had been stolen. Amazingly a new one was replaced by some 'good samaritan' who left a note saying they had  'Done an Alyn?' How great it would be if folk did kind gestures for each other to build Community Spirit!

Paul, Voluntary Community Organiser

If you'd like to find out more about volunteering opportunities through the CO programme, please do get in touch with one of our team: 
Dawn Manners: Trainee CO
Email or call 07964110482
Steve Smith: Trainee CO
Email or call 07964110451
Shabana Najib: Trainee CO
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