Time Bank picks up top award

Daventry District Time Bank at the Northamptonshire Community Foundation Awards.
Daventry District Time Bank at the Northamptonshire Community Foundation Awards.
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Daventry District Time Bank was one of the winners at the Northamptonshire Community Foundation Awards.

The organisation was given the Strengthening Community award at a special ceremony held at the Royal and Derngate in Northampton on Thursday last week.

The group was funded to run a Time Banking, which is a mutual help scheme using the sharing and exchanging of volunteers to help meet local needs.

Activities include teaching English as a second language, dog walking, DIY, decorating, babysitting, driving and gardening.

The project achieved 1,440 hours of activity generated within the community and 155 volunteers exchanging skills.

For more on the scheme call 01327 300614.