Last week we took full advantage of the Spring sunshine and worked with individual local families and those newly arrived from Ukraine. The focus was on crafts, which we interspersed with other activities. It was a lovely time spent together relaxing and being creative.
On the Monday, a nourishing cooked lunch was enjoyed by all. We also resourced several families with fresh food and items from our store cupboard.
Below are more pictures of the craft that was enjoyed by both adults and children.
We will continue to offer practical support to individual families over the rest of this term with financial support from Cash 4 Kids. As requests come in, we are filling welcome boxes with toys and food for Ukrainian families in our area. Boxes are either delivered to homes or collected from our Centre along with a craft bags for school age children stuffed with all sorts of creative activities.
We have already have had some lovely feedback from hosts and guests, thanking us for the food and craft. It is just a small way of saying ‘you are so welcome’.
Easter’s celebration of new life was a great time to conclude our weekly grocery deliveries with a bang – in the sunshine! This was to coincide with the national loosening of restrictions, which is gradually giving us all a ‘new life’ of sorts. We added a flourish of special Easter treats and freshly baked choc munchies cooked by Susan in the centre’s kitchen.
This Bus Stop Club initiative was set up to support the most vulnerable clients from our various projects including the CAP debt release work as well as any others we were made aware of during the three Lockdowns since March 2020 until April 2021. Brownies, freshly baked scones or other treats appeared most weeks inside the Friday grocery bags – delicious!
It goes without saying that the warm smiles on the doorsteps each Friday will be sorely missed. A BIG THANK YOU goes out to all our kind team of volunteers and all who donated the food items which made this possible.