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2023 Volunteer Celebration

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A complete inspiration

A Complete Inspiration I was completely inspired and taken in by the project on my first visit. After being warmly welcomed on arrival it was the busyness of the place that struck me. A hive of activity. People quietly getting on with life’s tasks, enjoying each other’s company and seeking out much needed and valued

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Donations needed for Foodbank

Food Donation Needs – 20 March 2020 To help people wanting to donate food supplies to the Foodbank these are our current food needs to help us keep stocked: UHT Milk Juice Cereal or porridge Rice and noodles Tinned potatoes Tinned veg Tinned Soup Tinned tomatoes Tinned meats or fish Tinned fruit Custard or rice

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Slimming World supports Foodbank

Easter Craft fare – Slimming World Middleton We want to say a BIG thank you to all the folk from Jeanie Logan and the Slimming World Middleton team who worked so hard to put on our Lighthouse Easter Craft Fair at the end of March. There were a many great craft stalls to look round, where

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Celebrating our Volunteers Achievements

The Lighthouse Project’s held its inaugural Volunteer Award Ceremony last week at the Norton Grange and our patron Steve Coogan made a surprise visit to present all the attendees with a volunteer achievement certificate. Steve’s appearance was a closely guarded secret, and it was part of an array of treats and surprises that we had

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A month’s grace to help property search

Last week we reported that the Lighthouse Project would have to close its activities at Cromer Mill by 12th November, however in last minute discussions with the owners, Pin Property Consultancy, we have been given a breathing space of one month to sort out our alternative accommodation options. Obviously there is a lot going on in

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I’d be lost without this place

“The Lighthouse Project is a big help to a lot of people. They have helped me with my CV on a numerous times, and also recently Carl was a great help to my husband when he was preparing a presentation for work. There are a lot of people who would be lost without this place.”

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Lighthouse gave me all the help I needed

“Having had an emergency operation on my right knee, I could not work. Aftercare was involved and I was taking co-codamol painkillers which were failing me for interviews for fork lifts, so my licences lapsed. Consequently I had to go on JSA and I was sent to Mantra training to renew my licences, meanwhile I

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Helping everybody’s needs – Ronnie

I would just like to say that the Lighthouse Project is very helpful in meeting everybody’s needs, whatever they may be. It’s volunteers have helped me immensely in every thing i have needed regarding, job searching, learning new computer skills, and courses in order for me to find employment, and now I have just got

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A Great time of help

I want to say a BIG thanks to everyone at the Lighthouse Project. I had a great time there whilst looking for a new job. The staff were very helpful and there were great facilities to help me as I don’t have a computer at home. I now have managed to get a job and

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Lighthouse is a true beacon

Having read the recent articles in the Middleton Guardian, and being curious about the hopeful relocation of the Lighthouse Project from Warwick Mill, I paid a visit last week and was shown around by Centre manager Pam Semp, a great guide. I was astounded by what was going on in large well-organised space with various

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My time here has been invaluable – Liz

When I first started volunteering at The Lighthouse Project, I had been out of work for 5 years. I felt I wanted to get back into work but was nervous and lacking in confidence. I thought that volunteering was a good way of developing my skills, getting experience of the working environment and giving me

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Simply outstanding – Deborah

The help and support I received from Carole, Ken and Pam was outstanding! It gave me confidence in myself, and for the first time in a long time I felt good about myself. They helped me realise the things I could ‘do’, instead of focusing on the things I though ‘I couldn’t do’. Also due

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Saying goodbye to a valued team member

It was with much sadness and some tears, that we recently said ‘Goodbye’ to Colleen, one of our long standing and valued team members. Colleen first started attending the Lighthouse Project several years ago as a visitor where she found the place to be inspirational and encouraging. Recognising the value of the work that the Lighthouse

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