A new group of volunteers has launched in Burnham-On-Sea this week to help needy people across the area.

Members of ‘Hands of Change Burnham And Surrounding Area’ hope to help scores of people during 2016.

The group’s Kay Marie Barrett told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “It’s a group of people who in 2016 want to make a change in the local community and the local Somerset area.”

“We hope people will jump onboard with this so that people out there who need help will have somewhere local to turn.”

“We will be volunteering our time to help out with projects – some ideas we have already had will be giving help with hospital trips for people on their own, and gifting of reuseable furniture and toys for those without anything. We also intend to run a collection of shoe boxes that will run thoughout the year for the homeless.”

Kay added: “We will have meetings once a month to share ideas of where we can help, and also to hold fundraisers for good causes.”

“People can get involved in different projects and do as much or as little as they like. We are hoping to find people who could help with moving furniture or storing large items. People can get involved by finding us on Facebook.”