04:45AM, Wednesday 07 December 2011
A friendly face and pair of hands is all that's needed for volunteers at a new charity therapy centre.
The Sequela Foundation aims to support neurological well-being for people with Alzheimer's, dementia, Parkinson's, suffering from strokes or other conditions.
Former swimming teacher Pat Capp decided to start the charity after she was diagnosed with a rare form of MS.
It will provide a therapy centre at Manor Green School on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.
The Boulters Lane householder said: "We need someone being there on the day to volunteer. They don't need any particular skills, just a pair of hands and eyes."
About five volunteers are needed for each session between 10.30am to 2.30pm, which can be done on a rota, and will involve welcoming people, helping them to different therapy sessions and even assisting in easy exercise classes.
Pat is also looking for people with various skills; she has recently recruited a guitarist to help stimulate the attendees and is hoping to start a singing group.
An organised person is also needed to coordinate the therapists, check their certificates and insurance, which can be done from home.
The 61-year-old added: "We also need anyone who can help to fundraise so we can get to £5,000 to attain charitable status. Then there's so many grants we can apply for."
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07802 650656 or 01628 630453 to volunteer.
Helping Hands is the name of the Advertiser's appeal which was launched early this year. Each week the Advertiser features appeals from groups in need of assistance, such as a piece of equipment, volunteers to take on roles, or help with a major project.
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