For Helen Burton and Wendy Yates there is nothing more satisfying then a job well done. The duo are part of a team of three who help out at Demesne's luncheon club serving dinners and dishing out drinks.
Although Wendy admits her favorite part of the job comes when the dinners have been eaten.
The 44-year-old said: “I really enjoy calling the bingo after lunch. Its' my favorite bit of the whole day.”
Wendy and 39-year-old Helen, who both have learning difficulties, are part of a team of volunteers from Pure Innovations who come to Demesne each week to help out.
As well as helping at the luncheon club and nursery another group has created and manages a community garden at the rear of the centre providing food for pensioners who use the centre to take away.
Karen Beswick, a support worker for Pure Innovations, said: “Coming to Demesne is brilliant for our service users, it gives them a purpose and improves their confidence, they make friends and at the end of the week they have a real sense of achievement that they have done something positive for the community.”
As well as rolling-up their sleeves and getting busy at Demesne, Alkrington-based pure innovations also bring their volunteers to Demesne at the end of each week for the disability dance club to celebrate the weekend.
“I really enjoy calling the bingo after lunch. Its' my favourite bit of the whole day.”