Helping out

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ACT and The Lounge would not exist were it not for the efforts of its dedicated volunteers, paid staff, financial backers and of course its customers. As a small charity, we rely on all of those that help out and even the smallest amount people can give can make a big difference, that's why we are always asking for your input, no matter how small. Look at in the news section on this website, on Facebook or in The Village magazine for specific areas we most need help in.

Volunteering

This can seem the most daunting, but also can be the most rewarding. It could be a simple one off, where you may help out run a stand at a fete or event, right up to committing a night or two a week helping out at the youth nights. Just like any other charity or business, there is a huge amount that happens behind the scenes, Finance, Bid writing, advertising and promotion, health and safety, maintenance of the building and on and on. If you think you could help out in any way, or would perhaps to just find out more, just use the form to contact us.

Fundraising Events

Raffle Dec 2014 ArticleThinking of doing a fundraising event? Fancy a challenge? Or just want to have a fundraising sale? Please consider helping the Lounge out with your efforts. It couldn't be simpler, either get in touch with us from the website, pop in and have a chat or just click on the link "My Donate" link at the bottom of all the pages and you will be redirected to our sponsorship page. We've chosen this over any of the better known fundraising platforms due to the very simple fact they charge no fees. Your money comes to us, not the company running the fundraising website.

Donations

These are, of course, always appreciated and desperately needed. We accept them in many ways, from the website you can click on the My Donate or the PayPal links at the bottom of each page to perform a secure transaction, send us a cheque, give cash, or simply leave a little spare change when you use the café facilities. Any amount is always welcome and gratefully received. We'd also love to hear your reasons for supporting us, as it lets us know what we are doing right, just drop us an email or write into us, and if you are happy for us to do so, we would love to publish some on the website.

Corporate Help

Meeting tableDo you run a business, or work for a business that has a corporate responsibility programme? We would love to receive your help, in any form, financial, volunteering or skills transfer. Do you have something you could pass on to the youth that would help them in their lives, if so we would love to hear from you. Please use the forms on this website to get in touch or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Lounge also has high speed fibre internet access so if you want to hold an informal lunchtime meeting, it makes an ideal place. Out of hours, the venue can be hired if you want a more private meeting place.

Use the facilities!

One of the easiest and most enjoyable ways you can help. Simply drop in and enjoy one of our home made meals, a cup of coffee and a cake or even get a bag of crisps whilst waiting for the bus. The Lounge is a relaxed family friendly place where everyone is made welcome, no matter your age. There are regular events such as the bi-weekly knit and natter & occasional Skiffle afternoons, but additionally when the café is closed and there are no events on, the venue is for hire, ideal for small parties or corporate meetings