Yvonne's five Minute Angels is a small charity formed in memory of Yvonne Barraclough, who died
of cancer in August 2013. Her husband Michael had the idea of the charity in honour of his late
The mission of the charity is to encourage and train people to provide friendship, support,
understanding and compassion to others in need or who may be experiencing challenging times,
whether that is family, friends, acquaintances or others.
At the same time beneficiaries of help will be encouraged to continue this purpose by offering helpt
The charity will train individuals to pass on love and compassion to others by befiending them,
keeping in touch and giving on-going care. The aim is that eventually, those receiving help will
themselves wish to receive some free training to enable them to feel confident offering help to
others and in this way, an ever expanding network of helpers will grow.
"Surely anyone of us can spare a little time, even
it's only five minutes to help others."