Rachel Cargill

Would you like to help children and young people in Herefordshire.


Could you spare an hour or two a week?

Would you like to help children and young people in Herefordshire.

Children’s charity Mentor Link is recruiting Volunteer Mentors to support children and young people in schools.    Owing to a current shortage of mentors in Herefordshre,    Mentor Link would like to hear from women and men who would like to support children in schools for around an hour each week.    Anyone interested should be a good listener, patient and enjoy working with children and young people


The Mentors are trained to support and encourage young people who are facing issues which are impacting on their education and well-being, with a view to improving their self- esteem and engagement in learning.    The charity has an excellent track record of success in achieving positive outcomes with children and young people.


The charity is hoping volunteer mentor Mark Warmington’s experience will inspire men in to get involved. Mark joined the charity last year as a Mentor and has supported a number of students during that time. He has commented that:

“Volunteering with Mentor Link gives me an opportunity to make a difference in a young person’s life. Each of my mentees know they can speak about anything that is important to them and truly be heard. This helps build their confidence and trust in adults that they won’t be judged, that their point of view is important and that they have an outlet to work through the challenges and pressures they are facing in life.”

Mentor Link is a Safer Recruiter and requires two 2 character references and an Enhanced DBS clearance. They will provide Induction training, travelling expenses, on-going training, and a dedicated team of staff to support you in your role.

If you can spare an hour or two a week, and you are able to commit to a minimum of 6 months volunteering please contact Claire Quinn on 07973 572768 or email claire.quinn@mentorlink.org.uk

We welcome enquiries from schools, parents and organisations in the area who want to hear more about our services.

For further information see our website www.mentorlink.org.uk

Find us on Facebook Registered charity number 1169026




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As Christmas approaches far too rapidly, the Rotary Club of Knighton and District has produced a collection of six charity Christmas cards to raise money to support local groups that help their local communities.

These unique cards are based on the artworks of the talented artist Jane Wells of Leintwardine and have been modified by Rotary member Angela Ellis. As Angela said today “I approached Jane, a well-known and respected local artist, and asked her if we could use her original artwork and amend it slightly to make the images topical. Amazingly she agreed, and I have added a facemask to each of her amusing artworks.”

Rotary President Margaret Thorp added “We are proud to be offering these unique Christmas cards to raise money for the charities we support in our local communities. We are also delighted and appreciative of Jane Wells who has so generously offered her art for this charitable cause”

These striking Christmas cards are available from Angela Ellis by phoning 01547 540504 or emailing her on nanny.cakes@yahoo.co.uk. Each card has a greeting inside that says “Seasons Greetings, Christmas 2020, Stay Safe” A pack of 6 cards, 4inch by 6inch, of two different designs with envelopes is £3.50 or 3 packs (which will provide all six designs) for £10. Postage costs will be calculated by weight. Payment can be by BACS transfer to the Knighton Rotary charity account or in cash if collected.