Volunteer’s Week 2021 – OUR AMAZING VOLUNTEERS

We couldn't do what we do without volunteers supporting our work. Today we'd like to take a moment to thank them all. The volunteers who work with TDC and all the volunteers that support our partner organisations and the community groups we work with. They are simply essential to our work. 

Like Sarah Griffiths who works with the TDC youth team. On volunteering for TDC, Sarah says

I enjoy volunteering at TDC and the Manor, because it's helping me develop confidence and new skills. I also find there is a lot of support for me. It's helped me to find a sense of purpose. 

TDC Youth Work Manager Caroline Vitta adds

Sarah has been volunteering with our youth group at Manor Gym since October 2020. We are especially lucky to have Sarah working with us as she has loads of creative art ideas which she offers to the session each week.

She is a great fit within the team and is really supportive to the young people who come. We send a huge thanks to Sarah for all her work with us and for being a lovely person.


Thank you, Sarah, from all of us at TDC



Amy Allison, one of our Community Development Workers, said this about food bank volunteer, Jane Brown.

I’d like to thank Jane Brown from The Pankhurst Pantry for her hard work over the last year as a volunteer at the Craven/Pankhurst Food bank and then as the lead on the Pankhurst Pantry Project.

This affordable food pilot project has been an outstanding success and much of it is due to Jane’s relentless commitment to helping the local community access good quality affordable food in a friendly, welcoming and safe environment. Jane and the team have now joined forces with BrightStore to continue and develop the project….

Well done Jane!

Thank you Jane, from all of us at TDC.

You can find out more about Jane and Pankhurst Pantry in this video, part of our series, Communities Tackling Covid. 


Abi Angus also works with our Youth Team. Georgina Grant-Mills, Lead Youth Worker in Moulsecoomb says of working with Abi

I want to thank Abi Angus for being such an amazing help with Look Sussex. She is caring, attentive and a positive force to be around. Abi has been working with marginalised groups of young people and their families for quite some time, she is full of knowledge and a great support for our group.

It has been an absolute delight to work with you. 

Thank you Abi, from all of us at TDC


Community Development Worker, Anke Thurm says this about, John, another food bank volunteer.

A big thank you to John for stepping up for your community in Bevendean & Moulsecoomb over the last years, and starting right back where you are needed now that restrictions are lifting.

You have been driving miles and miles for the foodbank this year, will be back running “On your Way” Job Club at the Bevy soon, and also find the time to be part of a focus group for the Libraries consultation.

Thank you John from all of us at TDC.


And these are just a few of the amazing volunteers we work with. Every one of them brings something special and helps support our essential work.



To all our volunteers, and all the volunteers who work across Brighton and Hove, from all of us at TDC.

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