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The Voluntary Help Centre was founded in1987. We aim to provide local people with a service which supports and complements existing statutory and voluntary organisations in the area.
Our address is:

Voluntary Help Centre, Stella Peskett Millennium Hall, Mights Road, Southwold IP18 6BE

Telephone: 01502 724549








Our answering machine is responded to daily so, if no one is in the office, please leave a message and we'll get back to you as soon as possible

Now open Monday to Friday 9.00 am– 1.00 pm
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Our Co-ordinator, Felicity (Flic) Gellatly

The VHC is now a CHARITABLE INCORPORATED ORGANISATION (CIO). You can read the draft constitution HERE

and our Annual Report 2018 HERE




Saturday 24 November 2918

As one of the Co-op's Local Community Charities, the VHC shared a cheque for £6,890 with the Southwold Arts Centre. The money was collected through the Co-op membership scheme. The photo shows our Co-ordinator, Flic Gellatly, with Peter Adshead of the Arts Centre, receiving their cheque from Co-op management staff. Flic thanks all those local shoppers who have supported the VHC in this way. It is the second time the charity has received a substantial donation from the Co-op Local Community Fund.

Spring 2016: Tricia Scott receives a cheque for £1,750 for VHC, raised by Saint Felix School during their annual St Felix Day celebrations on 8th March. On the left Miss Fran D’Alcorn, Head of School and, on the right Mrs. Chantelle Gallagher, Director of Sport and Activities.


Autumn 2015: Chris Verity receiving a cheque for £100 from Kelly Doy of the Norwich & Peterborough Building Society, as a result of their ‘Small Change Big Difference Week’ held in August.  VHC was nominated as one of the three favourite charities in the town.


February 2015: Jan Wilkins,, left, and Carol Horton of the VHC receive a cheque for £500 from a representative of the Southwold & District Rotary Club. The donation represented part of the money raised by the Southwold Christmas Day Swim.

Summer 2014: Tricia Scott receives a donation of £300 on behalf of VHC from The Norwich & Peterborough 'Charity Choice' campaign. The two other local winners, as voted by the community, were Kathy Ryan (second left) who received £500 for the Sole Bay Care Fund, and John Ridgway who collected £200 for the Railway Trust. Kayleigh Ablett, N & P Southwold Branch Manager is on the left. CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE.

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