Lighthouse celebrates five years

PUBLISHED: 15:00 24 April 2015

Volunteers and some of the services users with the cake.

Volunteers and some of the services users with the cake.


A CHARITY in Weston has celebrated its fifth anniversary.

Lighthouse supports people in the town through a number of projects, such as Weston Foodbank, training people for employment with Vision4Skills and holding parenting and English courses.

It also helps people prepare for work with the Lighthouse Café.

In five years, the King’s Table, which supports people in a crisis, has served 11,250 meals.

The Conversational English courses have helped 150 different students of 30 nationalities and the charity also organises a choir, which has 80 people, aged from 14-84.

More than 300 volunteers have given 250,000 hours to Lighthouse’s various projects.

The charity’s trustees, volunteers, students and guests helped to celebrate the anniversary with a number of events last week.

A party was held at St Paul’s Church in Walliscote Road, where people enjoyed a free lunch and a cake.

Lighthouse is always looking for volunteers who can help it with its work.

Volunteers can be matched to the projects which fit their skills, aims and the days and times they will be available.

For more information about volunteering for Lighthouse, email or visit

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