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A Christmas Thank You and News!

A sincere thanks to all our supporters and friends at Christmas!

A sincere thanks to all our supporters and friends at Christmas!

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.

THANK YOU!

Susan and the team.

Bus Stop Club
TRC Ferndown

Colourful craft bags delivered weekly containing fun activities for boys and girls

Lockdown Craft Packs

Our Wednesday After School Club had to think outside the box…  well… er… into a bag in fact! Although we have been unable to meet during Covid-19, it has not stopped us personally delivering our weekly Craft Sessions to the door. That’s twelve doors to be exact with a total of twenty children. Each week our families receive their variety of fun craft activities in colourful bags. Some weeks we include a few yummy treats! Below is some lovely feedback from one of our families.

Colourful craft bags delivered weekly containing fun activities for boys and girls

Colourful craft bags delivered weekly -containing fun activities for boys and girls!

“Thank you for my son’s craft pack every week! Not only does my son enjoy them, I enjoy the one to one time I spend helping him. I was worried in the current situation about having things to do after school so these deliveries are just perfect.”

– Mum of boy aged 10.

Free Summer Activities at the Bus Stop Club 2019

BUS STOP CLUB
SUMMER PROJECT 2019

Sponsored by local funders – events are free to attend.

26th – 30th August

@ Turbary Resource Centre, Corbin Avenue,
Ferndown BH22 8AE (behind Hope Church)

ALL ACTIVITY DAYS MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE
CHILDREN MUST BRING AN ADULT WITH THEM

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Monday and Tuesday 26th and 27th
10 – 2pm both days plus picnic lunch.
Theme: We are crawling…
Workshop and Heathland exploration
with James, the Reptile Ranger.
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Wed and Thursday 28th and 29th
Highmead Farm visit 12 – 3pm starting with picnic.
Pottery, feeding animals and outdoor fun.
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Family Craft Day @ the Resource Centre
Friday 30 August: 10 – 1pm finishing with lunch.
Theme: We are painting stones

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Events are suitable for school aged childrenup to age 12.
Speak to Susan for further information
or to book places phone 07866 692528.

Parking is available if you are attending activities.