15th Nov, 2019

Powick telephone box becomes unlikely meeting spot for charity

Craig Gibbons 15th Oct, 2018

A POWICK telephone box has become an unlikely meeting spot for people to come together to raise awareness for charity.

Crossroads Caring for Carers is Worcestershire’s leading charity which works with hundreds of people to offer practical support for family based carers and people with care needs.

With more than 35 years of experience, the charity employs trained professionals to provide the highest quality homecare service which gives each home carer the peace of mind to let someone else step into their shoes.

The non-profit charity has adopted the telephone box, which is located on Malvern Road, as a way of recruiting more staff and volunteers, provide information, and raise awareness of the work they do.

The first visitors of the telephone box were Coun Jabbar Riaz, Mayor of Worcester, and Coun Andrea Morgan, chairman of Malvern Hills District Council.

Helen Simmons, care manager at Crossroads Caring for Carers, said: “We aim to raise awareness of our charity’s work and to hold recruitment drives ‘at the box’ as a way of attracting potential staff so we can help more people and their family-based carer(s).

“One of my goals is to take photos of famous people next to it.

“Coincidentally, the telephone box is situated on a crossroads and our charity’s history is based on a storyline from the popular 1970s television programme, Crossroads Motel.”

Coun Morgan added: “I am honoured to be one of the first visitors to the charity telephone box.

“Crossroads Caring for Carers is as brilliant charity that helps hundreds of carers and their families across the county.”

Visit homecareworcestershire.org.uk or call 01905 729293 for more.

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