Donation helps employment group's work

Unemployed adults are receiving free pointers back into work thanks to a volunteer scheme running in and around Bourne.

 Unemployed adults are receiving free pointers back into work thanks to a volunteer scheme running in and around Bourne.

Volunteers at Toolbar help clients produce CVs, write application letters, develop interview skills and plan their careers. Its clients also receive the latest vacancy listings from Jobcentres and local agencies, plus free internet access for job searches.

The project is being supported by a Ward Member Grant from South Kesteven District Councillor Jane Kingman.

Cllr Kingman, who has donated £100, said: "I am pleased to be able to support this work to help unemployed adults in Bourne and the surrounding villages.

"There is no Jobcentre in Bourne so this helps fill that gap.

"As well as helping find work, Toolbar offers an opportunity to relax over a free cup of coffee and a free game of snooker or pool. It also gives free access to Universal Fitness Studio and a free hair dressing service, as well as return bus fares from Morton or Thurlby."

The project, which costs around £3,500 a year to run, is also supported by Bourne Town Council and the Social Justice Fund.

The service runs from 10.30am to noon every Monday at Bourne Snooker Centre on Cherry Holt Road.

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