Syston and District Volunteer Centre Launches their On Line Directory of Community Groups

Syston and District Volunteer Centre announce the launch of a comprehensive Directory of groups which offer much-needed services and contribute to the well-being of our local communities. Many of them organised by volunteers, they offer social, cultural, sporting, educational, financial, health and emotional support to those in need, easing problems and enhancing the quality of life for people of all ages.
Centre Trustee, Colin Grimes, says: “Syston and neighbouring communities are exceptionally well-served by a wide range of organisations and companies offering such support. This on-line Directory ( offers a one-stop guide and clearly demonstrates that, whatever the need might be, there is a local solution. Many of these groups operate under the radar with a great deal of work being put in by small but dedicated groups of volunteers. As a result, too many local residents suffer in silence, experiencing great inconvenience, distress and loneliness simply through ignorance of what support is available locally. With the help of the Volunteer Centre, the Directory is intended to address these deficiencies by signposting those in need to appropriate sources of support.”
Printed copies of the Directory will be available from the Volunteer Centre’s stand at the “Help is at Hand!” pavilion at the Syston Summer Fayre, on Central Park on Saturday 2nd September. The special pavilion will feature a number of the community organisations involved. Others will be exhibiting independently at the event. At the time of writing a small number of stands are available, at a subsidised rate, offering an exceptional, low-cost opportunity to promote services, recruit more members, attract volunteer support and raise funds – all with the minimum of organisational effort.
Entry into the Directory is free of charge. Any organisation that would like to be included and/or would like to book a space in the pavilion – should contact Centre Trustee, Colin Grimes ( for a simple Registration Form.