CASSPLUS was honoured when an ex-Magistrate walked through the door, back in 2014, asking if it would be ethical to offer his services as a volunteer. He was 70 years old and unable to sit as a Magistrate anymore. Mel did not want to retire as he had always, in one way or another, devoted his spare time to helping others less fortunate. He was a volunteer advisor at the CAB, volunteer on the the West Cornwall Bench of Magistrates and finally give up his spare time to join the team at CASSPLUS.
The Festival showcases Plymouth’s diversity and enables different communities to come together and promote the intrinsic message of respect and equality for all. CASSPLUS was delighted, for the second year, to attend the event, take part in the procession and to talk to the wonderful range of people who dropped into the Guildhall on the day.
We are pleased to announce the introduction of a new team member for CASS+ at our Plymouth branch. Karen’s Assistant worker position is funded by the Devon Community Foundation. Photographed with her co-ordinators and volunteer colleagues outside the Plymouth Magistrates Courts. Welcome to the team Karen!