27th February 2015 mg_fans


Another reason to become a FaN

We are working with the Essex Timebanks. If you haven’t heard of them, here’s a summary:

Timebanks are local organisations that are run in Essex by the local Volunteer Bureaus and funded by the County Council. They allow you to accumulate “credits” for that the time you give as a volunteer. Your credits entitle you to time from another volunteer, probably offering something completely different, who is also a “timebanker”.

For example, if you have given a few hours as a FaN, which you love, but your garden needs weeding, which you hate, then maybe you might choose spend your credits on getting that job done for you. You can also spend your credits on someone else (an elderly relative, for example) who may live in a different timebank area if that suits you better.

Contact details

If you would like to know more, you can contact your local timebank:

Uttlesford – Kirsty Monk/Pat Lodge: 01371 778400
Epping and Harlow – Marc Balkham: 01992 564256
Basildon, Billericay and Wickford – Jessica Plant: 01268 294420
Brentwood – Diane Fairchild: 01277 222299
Rochford and Rayleigh – Lisa Swallow: 01268 772796
Castle Point – Sam Manning: 01268 638416
Southend – Judy Harp: 01702 356000
Thurrock – Jacqui Payne: 01375 389893
Chelmsford – Lorraine Jarvis/Julie Wilson: 01245 250731
Maldon – Catherine Kennelly: 01621 851891
Braintree – Kryshia Fuller: 01376 55141 Ext 2313
Tendring – Jackie Wise: 01255 317521