Charity’s appeal to expand its services

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A CHARITY is appealing for volunteers to help expand its services.

The Evergreen Care Trust, based at Stamford Hospital, is looking to expand its services into Market Deeping and Deeping St James.

The trust already helps elderly and vulnerable people in Stamford and Bourne by providing meals along with cleaning and befriending services.

Trust founder Louise Marsh wants to expand the cleaning and befriending services into the Deepings but cannot do so without more volunteers.

She is urging people in the Deepings to step forward.

Mrs Marsh said district nurses had told the charity there were people in the Deepings who could benefit from its help.

The trust, founded in 2005 by Mrs Marsh, is expanding its offices.

It has grown so much over the last six years that it will now be taking over four more offices which are currently empty at the hospital site in Ryhall Road.

The trust has 30 home support workers, who help pensioners in the Stamford and Bourne area. When the trust started it had one worker.

Evergreen provides more than 200 meals a week for pensioners at four sheltered housing complexes in Stamford.

The trust also delivers almost 100 portions of soup a week to elderly people across Stamford.

If you would like to volunteer or help the charity contact Evergreen on 01780 765900.