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About us

who we are

Love Dereham is a local charity seeking to catalyse community action, fostering cooperation with other agencies and individuals throughout our community, to support those in need and show love to the people of Dereham.

The charity was founded in 2011, formerly known as Dereham Community Support Centre. From its inception it has been closely linked with Dereham Baptist Church, and we are also pleased to be working with the Churches Together group - maximising the number of people we can reach in our community. 


We offer a range of projects that deliver love in practical, tangible ways. Please take a look at the specific pages for more details. 

Love Dereham has a Christian ethos at the heart of all that it seeks to do. However, no service user or volunteer will be discriminated against in respect of their faith, background or sexuality.



Athena Poole - Coordinator

Office: 07749687981

Working hours: Mon-Wed: 0930-1430, Thurs: 1030-1530.


Keith Mersh (Chair)

Peter Dinsmore (Secretary)

Major Michael Barwise (Treasurer)

Christine Taylor

Nigel Bayley

Paul Roast

Sue Scarlett

Jane Allinson

And many, many wonderful volunteers without whom none of this would be possible! Why not come and join the team? 



Office phone:

07749 687981


Coordinator hours:


9.30am - 2.30pm


10.30am - 3.30pm


Registered Address:

Love Dereham

The Church Annexe

Norwich Street


Norfolk NR19 1BX



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