New name for support organisation

A support centre in south east Northumberland has changed its name to reflect the work the organisation is carrying out throughout the county.

Wansbeck Centre for Voluntary Service, will now be known as Northumberland Community Voluntary Action.

Chief executive officer, Anne Lyall, said: “Our services now cover the whole of Northumberland, not just the old Wansbeck District, and for many months the Board has deliberated over a name change.

“Securing the Northumberland County Council commission to deliver support services to the voluntary and community sector in Northumberland until 2017 re-focussed the trustees’ minds and vision; they felt we needed to operate under a different name to reflect the work we do from Berwick in the North of the county to Allendale in the south.

“We believe our new operating name of Northumberland Community Voluntary Action reflects the broad range of services we are providing to the voluntary and community sector.

“We can help groups set up, support trustees, help with Charity Commission registration, provide funding information and advice, assist with recruiting and retaining volunteers and provide training to volunteers and organisations.”

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