Chapelhouse St Helens makes its first donation to No Duff UK

Chapelhouse St Helens has made its first clothing and food donation to No Duff UK. 

No Duff UK is a local Community Interest Company founded by Dean Owen that provides support for serving and ex-military personnel, including therapy sessions and first aid training. 

Staff at Chapelhouse St Helens have kindly donated clothing and food to No Duff in their efforts to support those who have been affected by conflict. 

Dean paid a visit to the Canal Street branch to meet with Chapelhouse Managing Director Phil Clay and Finance Director Nick Duffield, and explained first hand his experiences and the good work that No Duff does in the community and also further afield. 

Dean was very grateful for the donation, which will be an ongoing monthly collection for No Duff.

No Duff is situated in the Wonderland Community Centre, across the road Chapelhouse St Helens, and works alongside the food bank that is situated in the same building. The food donation was gladly met as it goes to help not just those struggling from the effects of war, but many local people to St Helens who are struggling with the current cost of living. 

Since the outbreak of war in Ukraine, Dean and his team travelled to the country to provide food, clothing, and medical supplies. They delivered an ambulance and over 200 boxes of medical aid to help those affected most in the southern parts of Ukraine. 

The clothing collected by Chapelhouse will be used by No Duff in their ongoing efforts to help the charity and also work in the Ukraine. 

We would like to encourage Chapelhouse employees to donate what they can each month, which will go a long way to help those who are most desperate. No Duff will accept any types of clothing, apart from underwear, but specified pairs of socks or shoes is a priority. Donations of dried or tinned food are also very welcome. 

Chapelhouse is happy to also be providing costs each month to help pay for therapy sessions that No Duff runs for ex-servicepeople suffering from PTSD and other mental health issues. You can find out more about Dean's story and the work he does at