Volunteers from Gateshead Supported Volunteers Programme, which supports people with learning disabilities, have helped CLIC Sargent this week by completing a mass mailing for the charity.
The team of around 20 volunteers all got together at Gateshead Volunteer Centre to help after hearing about the charity’s work with young cancer patients from CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager, Dee Tyler.
There were 2,100 envelopes, each to fill with a letter and leaflet that will be sent out to an area that stretches from Oxford to the Scottish borders.
The volunteers managed to get it all done in record time as well. It was estimated that it would take two days to complete this task, however by 2pm on the first day they were finished!
The group are now looking towards their next volunteer opportunity, manning a cheer point to show support for CLIC Sargent runners at the Great North Run.
Dee Tyler said: “It was wonderful to have the support of Gateshead Supported Volunteers Programme for this piece of work. It would have taken me an awfully long time to do this mailing myself so having them being involved has meant it has saved the charity considerable time and therefore money.
"I want to sincerely thank them all for their time and help and say how wonderful it was to meet everyone.”