Sup­port makes all the dif­fer­ence

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

Vic­tim Sup­port is look­ing for more vol­un­teers to boost the help it gives to vic­tims and wit­nesses of crime across Kent.

The char­ity pro­vides free and con­fi­den­tial ad­vice, emo­tional sup­port and prac­ti­cal help, whether or not the crime has been re­ported to the po­lice. There are 120 trained vol­un­teers in the county but more are ur­gently needed.

Vol­un­teers also help with ad­min­is­tra­tion and fundrais­ing.

Vic­tim Sup­port pays ex­penses so it doesn’t cost any­thing to vol­un­teer – just your time and com­mit­ment.

Mag­gie Pordage, the char­ity’s ser­vice de­liv­ery man­ager, said: “We rely on our vol­un­teers, with­out them we couldn’t con­tinue to do all the pos­i­tive work for vic­tims and wit­nesses of crime.”

Vol­un­teer Pam Ty­rone said: “I vol­un­teer on the front­line giv­ing emo­tional sup­port to vic­tims of crime.

“It gives me a real sense of achieve­ment when I have been able to make a sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ence to some­body’s life and prove there is a car­ing side in to­day’s so­ci­ety.”

Any­one in­ter­ested in be­com­ing a vol­un­teer should con­tact Ali­son Kr­ef­fer on 01233 618005 or So­phie Kem­s­ley on 01233 618014.

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