Group continues fight for survival

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Volunteers are needed to fill two key positions at a much-loved Sudbury charity.

Helping Hands, which raises money for and campaigns on behalf of adults with learning disabilities attending the Sudbury Community Hub, formerly the Sudbury Resource Centre, needs to find a secretary and a fundraising officer as a matter of urgency.

The charity which has been running since 1974 – and has supported hundreds of adults with learning disabilities over the years – needs to fill the positions following the retirement of several committee members.

The group is looking for committed and community-minded people to take on the key roles.

Jack Owen, charity chairman, said: “We could always do with more volunteers but we need to fill these two very important roles as a matter of urgency.

Finding people to take on these roles is absolutely key to the charity’s prosperous future.”

Earlier this month the charity held its annual meeting and invited residents to attend as it sought more helpers.

Last year, the group set up a youth committee to encourage more youngsters to get involved.

“We are looking for community-minded individuals who can dedicate time and commitment to these positions and help drive the organisation forward,” said Mr Owen. “People with secretarial skills or fundraising experience would be very welcome indeed,” he added.

Anyone interested in finding out more about Helping Hands can contact Mr Owen on 01787 374025 or by e-mail on unionjack1@

Further information on Helping Hands can be found at www.helpinghandssud