Brighten the lives of Arun’s needy adults

Members of disabilities charity the Arun Sunshine Group, based in Littlehampton, enjoying a day trip to Chichester
Members of disabilities charity the Arun Sunshine Group, based in Littlehampton, enjoying a day trip to Chichester

FUN-loving people are being called upon to become an inspirational ray of sunshine for disabled adults living across the Littlehampton area.

The Arun Sunshine Group offers a special outreach programme to help adults with learning disabilities get the most out of life.

The charity, which is based at Dove Lodge, in Beach Road, Littlehampton, is now hunting for a new volunteer session worker to brighten the lives of those supported by the good cause.

The position would see session workers organising games and entertainment as well as taking a role in arranging occasional day trips across the county.

Activities could range from playing pool, board games or skittles, to arts and crafts, creating jigsaws and taking part in bingo.

The group meets at the lodge on alternate Sundays, between 2-5pm.

No special skills are required for the role, applicants are asked to be enthusiastic, caring and willing to help.

For further information about this and other volunteering roles, contact Volunteer Now! by calling, 01243 864220, emailing, or by logging onto its website at

Alternatively, follow the organisation on Twitter @2VolunteerNow.

Other volunteering roles in the Gazette area this week include:

Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester is appealing for people to help those seeking to lose weight and improve their health, to join its well-being support project.

The role will see volunteers offering encouragement to those trying to quit smoking, reducing their waistline or cutting down on the amount of alcohol they drink.

The project also offers ‘workplace champions’ to help motivate those wishing for a healthier lifestyle, while they are at work.

Applicants may undertake a range of roles, from supporting families where one person is trying to achieve a health outcome to accompanying people to activity groups or swimming.

Workplace champions could provide regular weigh-ins and looking at what healthy food is available for the person they are helping.

Minibus drivers are needed to provide a vital lifeline to the outside world for those with learning disabilities.

The Aldingbourne Trust is appealing for drivers from across the Arun area to collect people from the Aldingbourne Country Centre, just past Fontwell, and transport them across the district. A current driving licence and good timekeeping skills are required.

Arrangements for working times and dates are flexible.