Charity finds new home with generous grant

Bideford Bridge Trust helps out relationship counselling charity to rent a new space for six months.

A CHARITY which was left homeless in Bideford is able to open once again thanks to a generous grant from the Bideford Bridge Trust.

Relationship counselling charity Relate told the Gazette in September it was desperate for a new home after the TTS building it operated from was closing.

But the grant from the Trust will enable the charity to rent a room at Northam Lodge.

Rebecca Wellaway, manager of Relate Bideford, said: “We are very grateful to the Trust for the grant which will enable us to rent a room in Bideford for six months.

“I would also like to thank our counsellor and clients for making the journey to our centre in Barnstaple each week, and everyone who got in touch to offer help after our plight was highlighted by the press.

“We appreciate that peoples’ time and money are in short supply these days and we try to provide local counselling as often as we can.

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“Grants and donations such as this help enormously.”

For more information on Relate North Devon call 01392 275681 or visit

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