Lymm Sanctuary Hub expands projects and seeks community volunteers


LYMM Sanctuary Hub and Business Centre, fondly known as The Hub and based beside Lymm Library, is looking for more volunteers to support its community project expansion.

The drive coincides with the preparations in place to celebrate the 40th anniversary of ‘Volunteers Week’ which runs nationally 3-9 June.

The Sanctuary Hub is a Lymm charity, established in 2019, comprising a community arm and a business centre. Chargeable services such as office and event room hire are delivered by the centre. Funds generated pay the Council to support the Library and also support several projects run by the community side of the charity.

Projects offer support to local people, particularly the vulnerable and elderly, and span topics such as: memory loss, digital skills, SEND, counselling, companionship and environmental awareness (via its partner LEAF).
Many of the projects are now well-established and expanding rapidly. Memory loss groups such as Singing for the Brain and the Memory Café run on alternate Wednesday afternoons and attract upwards of 20 and 45 participants respectively.

Feedback has been fantastic. For participants, sessions improve their quality of life by adding positivity, laughter, social time and fun activities in an environment that is safe and friendly. For carers, there is respite and support, with many saying that they get their loved one back again and that the support and empathy around the carers table is invaluable.
The impact of these projects, offered for free due to additional funding obtained from the National Lottery’s Reaching Communities grant, is great news locally, and particularly timely with the advent of Dementia Action week 13-19 May. The Hub also signposts many enquiries to other fantastic projects in the area, including:,, and

Meanwhile, many of the other community projects run by the Hub are also receiving wonderful feedback but, being newer, they are in need of more volunteers to increase the number of people that can be supported.
Volunteering can be hugely rewarding, flexible and doesn’t have to take up much of your time. Opportunities to become a local volunteer in a friendly community group exist across several projects and for people of all ages and skill-bases.
To find out more about volunteering or the projects and services offered by The Hub, email Ceri at [email protected], call 01925 737950 or find further contacts at:


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