Melton Child Contact Center Volunteer Awards

Melton Child Contact Center volunteers Helen Dickinson, Gill Devereaux and Sue Wait receive their seniority certificates from Phil Coleman of the national body

Helen Dickinson, Gill Devereaux and Sue Wait are the leaders of the Melton Mowbray Child Contact Centre, which is based at Sage Cross Methodist Church in the town.

They have done 22 years of volunteering and have even managed to maintain the service during the Covid pandemic by allowing virtual contact between the children and their family members.

Phil Coleman of the National Association of Children’s Contact Centers (NACCC) visited Melton to present them with long service awards.

Helen, the town’s Children’s Contact Center Coordinator, said: “We couldn’t run without the commitment of our team of volunteers and this occasion gave us the opportunity to recognize the hard work they put in. week after week.

“We are here to continue to provide a warm and comfortable space for local children affected by divorce and separation to maintain these important family relationships and hope we can continue to provide this service for years to come.”

The central location of the centre, open every Saturday afternoon, makes it accessible to parents who live on site or who travel to the region by bus or train.

The rooms are warm and comfortable, there is plenty of space, comfortable chairs, toys and books with refreshments on sale at reasonable prices.

Click on HERE if you are interested in volunteering at the Melton Mowbray Child Contact Center or would like to donate or get more information about it.