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The Voluntary Help Centre was founded in 1987. We aim to provide local people with a service which supports and complements existing statutory and voluntary organisations in the area.
Our address is:

Voluntary Help Centre, Stella Peskett Millennium Hall, Mights Road, Southwold IP18 6BE

Telephone: 01502 724549

Our answering machine is responded to daily so, if no one is in the office, please leave a message and we'll get back to you as soon as possible

Open Mondays and Thursdays 9 am to 12 noon and 1pm to 3 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 am to 12 noon

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We have been selected to receive funding from the Co-op Local Community Fund. It means that we will get a contribution towards our work. But we need your help. The more support we get, the more funding we could receive. So if you're a Co-op Member log in to your Co-op Membership account and choose us. If you're not a member, please join and support us!  From now until March, 2017, every time members buy Co-op branded products and services, 1% of their spend goes to a local cause.  You need to choose your cause and you can do this on-line or at the local store. If, at the end of the giving period, a preferred local cause has not been nominated, the contribution will been divided between the 3 local causes (in our area, Voluntary Help Centre, St. Barnabas, Scout Group)


The VHC is now a CHARITABLE INCORPORATED ORGANISATION (CIO). You can read the draft constitution HERE









Spring 2016: Tricia Scott receives a cheque for £1,750 for VHC, raised by Saint Felix School during their annual St Felix Day celebrations on 8th March. On the left Miss Fran D’Alcorn, Head of School and, on the right Mrs. Chantelle Gallagher, Director of Sport and Activities.

Autumn 2015: Chris Verity receiving a cheque for £100 from Kelly Doy of the Norwich & Peterborough Building Society, as a result of their ‘Small Change Big Difference Week’ held in August.  VHC was nominated as one of the three favourite charities in the town.


February 2015: Jan Wilkins,, left, and Carol Horton of the VHC receive a cheque for £500 from a representative of the Southwold & District Rotary Club. The donation represented part of the money raised by the Southwold Christmas Day Swim.

Summer 2014: Tricia Scott receives a donation of £300 on behalf of VHC from The Norwich & Peterborough 'Charity Choice' campaign. The two other local winners, as voted by the community, were Kathy Ryan (second left) who received £500 for the Sole Bay Care Fund, and John Ridgway who collected £200 for the Railway Trust. Kayleigh Ablett, N & P Southwold Branch Manager is on the left. CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE.

December 2013: VHC Chairman, Graham Scriven and Treasurer, Chris Verity (centre) receiving a cheque for £3,000 from a representative of Lloyds Bank.
Our charity had been awarded this considerable sum from the bank's
Local bank staff had nominated four 'good causes' and the community were then asked to vote for the cause that mattered most to them. CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE.

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