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High praise for Harleston charity in Norfolk County Council’s In Good Company scheme

PUBLISHED: 16:39 05 October 2017 | UPDATED: 16:40 05 October 2017

From left, Wendy Thomson, managing director at Norfolk County Council; Julie Helsby, community support manager at Harleston Information Plus; Norman Hart, vice chairman of Harleston Information Plus, Jill Edwards, Tea and Chat volunteer, Valerie Warren, jobs club volunteer and Norfolk County Council chairman John Ward. Picture: Julian Claxton

From left, Wendy Thomson, managing director at Norfolk County Council; Julie Helsby, community support manager at Harleston Information Plus; Norman Hart, vice chairman of Harleston Information Plus, Jill Edwards, Tea and Chat volunteer, Valerie Warren, jobs club volunteer and Norfolk County Council chairman John Ward. Picture: Julian Claxton

Copyright (c) Julian Claxton Photography 2017.

A Harleston group has been honoured for the work it does to tackle the problem of loneliness in the community.

Harleston Information Plus received ‘In Good Company’ approval marks from Norfolk County Council chairman, John Ward, along with 20 other groups from across the county.

The Harleston group was one of seven given ‘Plus’ marks for going above and beyond the normal scope of their work.

Wendy Thomson, the council’s managing director, said: “Our In Good Company campaign is designed to combat loneliness by galvanising individuals and organisations to do as much as they can to ensure no one spends a lonely day in Norfolk if they don’t want to.”

Harleston Information Plus is a charity which helps connect the community, providing services and support to more than 6,500 people each year.

They rely on the help of a team of about 40 volunteers.

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