Volunteers Provide Leigh Library Assistance to Keep it Open


Leigh Library earned a helping hand from nearly 30 volunteers to keep one paid librarian at any one time in the Grade II listed building.

The Southend Council hopes to begin training volunteers by the beginning of May, with them in post by the end of the summer or start of the autumn. Volunteers should at least spend up to 80 hours between them a week, with the council keeping on three or four paid staff.


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Social Enterprise Cook School Launches Crowdfunding Campaign


Social Enterprise Cook School Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

The Larder Cook School in West Lothian is a social enterprise that trains young people for a career in the food business. Recently, the school has launched a crowdfunder to help it teach another 80 students a year.




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