What a wonderful way to spread some good Christmas Cheer!
The Bus Stop Club broke its record this Christmas by cooking and delivering a total of 60 Christmas dinners to individuals and families we support! This was in place of having a sit down meal together at the Centre with clients and volunteers from our various projects including After School Craft, CAP Debt Centre, MOAT Courses (1:2:1 Management of Anxiety and Trauma Recovery), Food Store Cupboard and many others who receive our support.
Each dinner was delivered to the door by one of our super volunteers with a smile and a large goody bag full of generously donated groceries and treats. We say a big thank you again to all involved from those donating and collecting food supplies to assembling meals and goody bags to driving and delivering them. Thank you! Clients have said what a difference this made at this time, with some texting or sending us a Christmas card saying thank you!
A sincere thanks to all our supporters and friends at Christmas!
Dear friends and supporters of the Bus Stop Club,
Well, what an extraordinary year we have all had! We are thankful that due to several pots of COVID funding and the commitment of staff and volunteers, we were able to turn the Centre into a Meal Production Hub during our first lockdown. We cooked and delivered around 890 meals and bags of groceries to our most vulnerable clients.
We also saw some more Debt clients go debt free during this time – in all, 26 clients are now debt free thanks to the support of our local CAP team and the CAP Head Office team in Bradford.
At the Centre, the summer was spent cleaning, archiving, repairing, and learning on-line.
So when we opened the Centre again in September, we were ready to work with individuals under our 1:1 M.O.A.T. coaching programme, which is running well, and which we plan to continue over the next 2 years. Regular donations of food, both fresh and store cupboard are available for the local community at the Centre every morning.
Instead of our local families coming to the Centre on Wednesdays for After School Club, we now go to them, with our delivery of Craft Packs and groceries every Wednesday!
Currently we are planning for a different Christmas season, with Christmas bags of goodies and presents for our CAP clients, goody bags for others, and a full Christmas roast dinner, cooked in the Centre and delivered during Christmas week by our lovely band of volunteers. This would simply not have been possible without your donations of treats, money and practical help. Thank you.
Whatever Christmas looks like for you this year, may you know that you have made a difference through supporting our work here in Ferndown and East Dorset.
Susan and the team.
Bus Stop Club
Our fundraiser appeal for 2019 is underway!
Take a look at what is being said in the Video with Alexander Armstrong
We are raising funds to enable us to offer a Christmas meal and hamper to our clients and others referred to us by known agencies. Beyond Christmas, we will be offering individual support, life skills, trauma recovery, community cafe and school holiday activities.
We have an open door to anyone in crisis.
To support us during Giving Week 12 noon 3 Dec – 12 noon 10 Dec link through to TheBusStopClubChristmasChallenge
You can come and donate in person at the centre – cake and refreshments will be available.
Here are a few photos from last year’s Christmas meal where people were able to relax, laugh and enjoy a wonderful meal together.
Users of the centre, staff and volunteers at the Bus Stop Club charity thank you – every little helps!
We are holding our annual Easter Fayre on Saturday 20th April from 12:00-3:00pm where there will be lots of things to buy from our Table Top Sale.
The Fayre will take place outside or if raining (hopefully not) inside.
There will also be teas & coffees & cake aswell as a colouring competition for the kids. Please come along and grab a bargain to support The Bus Stop Club.