A Harpenden charity dedicated to helping people with mental health problems held a donation and volunteering drive day on Sunday.

The volunteer day at Community Meeting Point Harpenden (CMP) saw a team of around 20 staff and service users from Hightown Praetorian & Churches Housing Association, joined by their families and friends spend the day collecting donations from homes around Harpenden.

They also spent the day sorting and clearing the charity shop and storage depot at Rothamsted. The aim of the day was to update the stock held at the CMP charity shop in Hardings Parade.

Gemma Richardson, Hightown’s head of care and supported housing in Hertfordshire said: "The income from the CMP charity shop helps to fund its day services. Currently 31 people with mental health issues in Harpenden get support from CMP, which helps them to live independently and gives them a structure to their day.

"The volunteer day successfully revitalised the stock at CMP’s charity shop and we encourage the people of Harpenden to stop by our rejuvenated shop in the run up to Christmas."

CMP is also looking for new volunteers who can spare anything from one hour a week to 15 hours a week.

To find out more about volunteering or to make a donation contact 01582 762579. Donations can also be dropped off at the CMP shop at 11 -12 Harding Parade, Station Road, Harpenden, AL5 4SW.