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Community charities merge

Ryedale Voluntary Action Group Cheief Exec Mel Bonney -Kane raises a glass with the team.Pic 141346 Richard Ponter

Ryedale Voluntary Action Group Cheief Exec Mel Bonney -Kane raises a glass with the team.Pic 141346 Richard Ponter

Two leading organisations which specialise in helping voluntary, community and social enterprises, have merged to improve their services.

Ryedale Voluntary Action and Seachange Community Trust came together this week to become known as Coast and Vale Community Action.

Mel Bonney-Kane, the Chief Executive of the new organisation, said that collectively the charities had more than 100 years’ experience of direct support and campaigning on issues affecting communities in the Ryedale and Scarborough areas.

“This is an exciting opportunity to bring together the major strengths of both charities,” she added.

“In challenging times it is vital that we move forward together to provide a high quality service to the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in the most efficient way possible. It will allow us to invest the maximum resource into direct service delivery.”

David Wright, chairman of RVA, added: “In an increasingly difficult economic environment I am delighted to be a partner in a brand new charity whose bright future prospects will ensure successful service to residents in both districts.”

The head office of Coast and Vale Community Action will be at The Street complex in Scarborough but the organisation will continue to deliver its services from bases at its base at Stanley Harrison House, Malton, Scarborough and Whitby.

Picture shows Ryedale Voluntary Action Group Chief Executive Mel Bonney -Kane raising a glass with members of the team.

 

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