Store helps out with counselling

This Is Wiltshire: Henry Leigh of the Co-operative hands a cheque to Eva Ashmore of Help Counselling, as mayor John Knight and Town Crier Trevor Heeks join the event at the shop in Seymour Road Henry Leigh of the Co-operative hands a cheque to Eva Ashmore of Help Counselling, as mayor John Knight and Town Crier Trevor Heeks join the event at the shop in Seymour Road

A donantion to help fund the work of six volunteer counsellors – dealing with people facing depression, anxiety or bereavement in Trowbridge – has been handed over by the Co-operative supermarket.

Help Counselling was presented with a cheque for £1,500 after applying to the Co-operative’s Community Foundation.

Its service co-ordinator, Eva Ash-more, was given the cheque by the Co-op’s Henry Leigh, who was joined by town mayor and councillor John Knight and town crier Trevor Heeks.

The grant will fund six volunteers, offering one-to-one counselling to people struggling to cope with depression, bereavement, anxiety family or relationship issues.

Ms Ashmore said: “We are funded by local companies, trusts and charities, so companies like the Co-op are a godsend to us.

“We’ll use the money to support our running costs, as well as our two paid staff.”

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