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

How a small idea made a big difference to North Tyneside residents

How do you safely get cash from vulnerable residents to volunteers during a pandemic lockdown? This was the issue faced by the COVID-19 Support Hub during the early days of…

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Kitty and the Virus

We love to hear the real life stories behind the names of people our amazing volunteers have supported during coronavirus and one little girl in particular has really caught our…

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Leigh Culyer: Good Neighbours Volunteer

After seeing a number of posts on social media about supporting the most vulnerable residents of North Tyneside during the COVID-19 lockdown, retired Head Teacher Leigh Culyer from North Shields…

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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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