Long-term volunteer driver helps Ferryhill charity marked its 20th anniversary with strawberry tea

First published in News

A VOLUNTEER driver who has helped residents reach hospital appointments since 1994 is to help a charity mark its 20th anniversary.

Mike Pennack, of Newton Aycliffe, has helped out at the Social Resource Centre, in Ferryhill, since it was set up.

He has taken children and adults with mobility or mental health issues to their appointments.

Youngsters with care needs have also been transported to school by the service.

The charity has provided high-quality social care services across County Durham from its base on the Dean and Chapter Industrial Estate.

Amongst its other services is personal support for people such as preparing meals, getting out of bed and cleaning.

When the charity began it had three staff members crammed into a tiny office now it provides help and support to more than 300 users.

To mark the 20th anniversary staff at the resource centre will hold a strawberry tea afternoon.

It will take place at the Dean Bank Institute, on St Cuthbert’s Terrace, in Ferryhill, between 1pm and 3pm.


Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree