Meet some of our amazing Good Neighbours volunteers and the people they are helping throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

Pat: Good Neighbours Volunteer

Pat from Whitley Bay was in Spain with her husband and dog when the Coronavirus lockdown started to happen and they quickly made their way home. As soon as she returned,…

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Anne: Good Neighbours Beneficiary

When the realities of the coronavirus started to hit home in the UK, like many, Anne from Longbenton realised she was in an at risk group due to taking immune…

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Kacie: Good Neighbours Volunteer

Kacie was our first ever COVID-19 Good Neighbours food parcel delivery volunteer at the beginning of April and she’s still going strong! We managed to grab five minutes with her…

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Maureen and Harry: Good Neighbours Beneficiaries

Maureen and her husband Harry are both in their 70s and live in sheltered accommodation in West Allotment. Due to various health concerns, Maureen has been shielding at home since…

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Andy Newman: Good Neighbours Volunteer

Good Neighbours volunteer Andy talked to us about what tasks he has carried out so far during the COVID-19 crisis and why he decided to volunteer with VODA. We also…

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Alex Clowry: Good Neighbours Volunteer

My name is Alex Clowry, I’m a homeowner in Chirton and currently a local Estate Agent who’s also studying at Northumbria University as a mature student in Building Surveying. I’ve…

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Julie Partridge: Good Neighbours Volunteer

My name is Julie Partridge and I’m from Whitley Bay. I have been a very, very happy primary teacher for 32 years. I planned to retire early this Easter and…

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Cath Davis: Good Neighbours Volunteer

“My name is Cath Davis, I live in North Shields and I’ve recently retired from my job as a social worker working in education for Northumberland County Council. Presently I’m…

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