Susan was delighted to receive a number of donations during the Covid pandemic. This financial support ensured that local families and individuals had access to essential food supplies during this time.
Here is a photo of Bus Stop Club project manager, Susan Sutherland, standing in front of some of our regular Store Cupboard food displaying a cheque for £2000 as one of these generous donations.
We were also able to cook and deliver Christmas meals to those most in need in our local area.
The Bus Stop Club Committee is grateful for all the donations that help us to keep our doors open.
Two more of our clients have completed their respective routes out of debt becoming DEBT FREE! Woohoo! This brings our total to 28 families or individuals who have achieved Debt Free status with our free and holistic support since we opened seven years ago as East Dorset Christians Against Poverty (CAP) debt centre.
With their multiple award-wining free service, CAP Head Office negotiate with creditors to set up payment plans and budgets in line with government guidelines. Our local Debt Coach, Pam Ansell and volunteers, provide a variety of practical and befriending support tailored to the client’s preferences throughout their journey out of debt. People are helped irrespective of their age, gender, faith or background.
It all starts with a free call to 0800 328 0006 where you will speak to a friendly person who will book your first 1-2-1 appointment with Pam. Or for more information please contact Pam Ansell on 07458 395740.
Our Wednesday After School group had great fun this Spring with themed tasks for the season. Due to the lockdown, we delivered the craft kits to each home for the children to enjoy and look at the variety! See such talent! The lovely creative colours really bring their crafts to life. This collage was put together from pictures sent in by parents and has been put on display at the Turbary Resource Centre.
“If you or someone you know is feeling weighed down by crushing debt, then we can help for free. You may think your situation is impossible, but there is hope. Our friendly team will give you a listening ear and provide a solution to your debts.
Please call free 0800 3280006 to book an appointment. Our friendly debt coach Pam Ansell and a volunteer from our East Dorset CAP Centre will arrange a visit to help you begin your journey out of debt.
Christians Against Poverty or CAP is an award winning national debt counselling charity that has been serving people for free for 25 years. CAP offers hope and a solution to anyone in debt, open to people of all lifestyles, faiths and none. Our service is unique, in depth and absolutely free. We will offer you a variety of support as you work with us from the start to the end of your journey out of debt.
Our CAP East Dorset, Ringwood and Bearwood Centre is a joint project of the Bus Stop Club charity and Hope Church Ferndown. We have just celebrated our 26th individual or family in our area becoming debt free!
Since September 2020 our Store Cupboard has remained open daily Monday to Friday 9 -11am for essential groceries, although since the first lockdown we have had to change some of our activities. We continued to have donations of fresh food available on Tuesday mornings.
We regularly promote this support to those known to us including our CAP clients, MOAT course clients and the Wednesday After School families. This continues to provide some relief for those in greatest need during the ongoing pandemic.
We are very grateful…
… for food donations from customers, which we collect weekly from our local Sainsbury’s store. We are also part of the FareShare (Tesco) and Neighbourly (Lidl) food donations schemes. In addition to this we delivered groceries on Fridays to a number of individuals and families in need as well as meals.
The Centre is closing for most of the summer break to enable deep cleaning and maintenance to be carried out. Anyone in food poverty from the local area will still be able to access support from Wimborne food bank during the school holidays.
Please see our variety of news items and photos of food provision during the pandemic – including some of our wonderful volunteers!