Maldon volunteer centre given £250,000 lottery cash to help socially isolated

Maldon and Burnham Standard: At the launch of the project: Maldon mayor Peter Stilts, Sarah Laskar and Linda Allen from Maldon and District Community Voluntary Service and MP John Whittingdale At the launch of the project: Maldon mayor Peter Stilts, Sarah Laskar and Linda Allen from Maldon and District Community Voluntary Service and MP John Whittingdale

A volunteer centre has been given £250,000 to help lonely and unconfident people.

Maldon and District Community Voluntary Service in Heybridge secured the Big Lottery Fund money for its Maldon Active Support Team.

They will encourage people to get involved with their community through volunteering, social groups and clubs and supports those who want to do more but lack confidence or motivation to take the first step.

The Maldon Active Support Team will be a combination of two existing projects, the Harbour coffee mornings in Heybridge and Southminster, and supported volunteering.

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