News 2014


Festive fare for those in need

Toy joy for our 5p Bus


Pupils help Joe's Place

Children's TV props donated to charity

Parkhead donates toys for people in poverty

SCC Directors attend Parliament


Donated shoes help Parkhead tread the boards at last!

Jet set socks end up on bus


Moira Ashman announced as our new Chief Executive

Recruitment days


Charity begins at home

5p Bus gains another grateful customer


Hop on board to help out

Tea club celebrates first anniversary

Blyth Mini Vinnies do it for the 5p Bus

Perfect day for tea group’s first trip out


Great North Recognition

Volunteers take time out

A little help from our volunteer friends

Get on the bus for a rewarding experience


Thanks for all your help!

Schools help keep wheels on the bus going round and round

Praise for our leader who never sought the limelight

High praise for high tea in Jesmond

St Cuthberts Care's skipper sets sail for new adventures


The end of an era for St Cuthberts Care

Easter bonnet egg-stravaganza for lunch club guests

Good Friday means business as usual for volunteers


Volunteers find a feast of benefits with food safety course

Sunshine inspires fish and chip outing

Gentoo and Asda lend support to drop-in cafe

Lunch Club members sing for their supper!

Much-needed donations received for 5p Bus

Offering words of welcome to the needy in Stockton

From loneliness to happiness at Claremont Lunch Club

Call to lend a hand this Lent

Volunteers share advice and friendship


Billy swaps takeaway for two courses

New Jesmond tea group coming soon

Tea and a brain teaser served up each week

New lunch club full of enjoyment

Brownies boost 5p Bus donations

Guests lend helping hand to volunteers

Cooking up a treat at Alive Lunch Club

5p Bus helps welcome people to new drop-in

Weekly meet-up with friends old and new

Lunch club guest gives instant seal of approval

Volunteers wanted to help those in need in Gateshead

Volunteers have fun with DIY entertainment

Burns Night delayed to share celebrations together


Offering support to those in greatest need

Julie and Elisa join the lunch club team

Monday Club has eyes to the skies

Susan uses creative talents to contribute to lunch club

Grateful guest thanks devoted volunteers

Lunch club is changing lives

Friends old and new enjoy St Joseph's Lunch Club

Warm words and warm clothing at Words of Welcome

Julie spends her birthday volunteering

Homeless couple find help at Open House

Every little helps from Tesco

PC cooks up some kitchen help

Worswick Welcome celebrates three years and 15000 meals

Guest finds cheer at Words of Welcome

Home Group helps keep our 5p Bus running


Needy seek out Open House for friendly support

Metrocentre shop, The Entertainer, supports work of our 5p Bus

Anniversary gives tea group reason to celebrate

Childhood games bring back happy memories

Popular lunch club offers second helping

New location for 5p Bus depot

Volunteers help friendship blossom at flower festival


Tea on Thursdays 'family' speeds recovery

Big birthday surprise for lunch club

Volunteers' Week 1 – 7 June


Schools raise thousands for the 5p Bus

Holy Cross welcomes new PACE Lunch Club members

Generations come together for surprise sing-along


Lunch Club volunteers pass on their experience

Claremont Lunch Club marks its second anniversary

New Lunch Club opens at Holy Cross, Sunderland


Lunch Club celebrates two years of friendship and care

Thousands benefit from bussed in boots… and shoes, and trousers, and dresses!

Holy Cross Lunch Club moves a step closer

Putting life skills into practice on 5p Bus

Happy guests are ambassadors for lunch club

Full house at first lunch club


Tea, cake, fun and friendship at the new Tea Timers club


Friendship and conversation on the menu at new lunch club

Lunch Club's warm welcome beats the winter chills

Volunteers wanted for our new PACE project at Holy Cross Care Home

Drop-in café celebrates its second anniversary

Social Club's £1000 gift to needy children

Almost 16,000 people in need helped by our 5p Bus