Richard Holden thanks Glenroyd House for their work in supporting the community

Richard Holden, MP for North West Durham, thanks Glenroyd House for their work in supporting the community

Glenroyd House, based in Consett, is a charity and community centre that offers a range of activities and courses such as IT training, art classes and coffee mornings. The centre works with organisations to offer people employment and benefits advice, and works with groups like Talking Changes, which runs wellbeing and counselling services. Glenroyd House also runs a food bank and can help people organise collecting medication and prescriptions. 

Throughout the current public health situation, Glenroyd House have been working around the clock to ensure that their services remain open and that they are able to offer people the help they need. They have been operating a delivery foodbank, doing home drops to vulnerable people and those that need it, and they have also been making and donating scrubs and vital PPE to local hospitals.

At the beginning of April, Richard spoke to Mark Clelland (pictured), who runs Glenroyd House, about what they were doing for the local community and the help they were seeking. In particular, they need long-life food (pasta and tinned goods), hygiene products including soap and shower gel, sanitary pads and tampons, basic cleaning products and basics such as bread. They also need nappies. Last week, Richard conducted a socially distanced visit to Glenroyd House to drop supplies off and find out how they were doing. Richard will also be visiting again in the near future to drop off a donation aimed at vulnerable children. If you are able to donate to Glenroyd House in any way, please call 01207 297349 or email info@glenroydhouse.org.uk.

Commenting, Richard said ‘Glenroyd House are nothing short of fantastic and do so much for the local community. I really want to thank them for all they have been doing – the support that they have shown vulnerable people recently has been outstanding and I know how much they have been working to deliver for everyone in North West Durham. I’ve been supporting them where I can and I highly encourage everyone to look into supporting them in any way they can – I am hugely appreciative of the work they do.’

If you are able to donate to Glenroyd House in any way, please call 01207 297349 or email info@glenroydhouse.org.uk.

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