Between the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of December, we cooked and delivered 70 Christmas meals including puddings to clients from our various projects. Thanks to funding from Sainsburys and the help of our wonderful volunteers we were able to bring Christmas cheer with a smile at the doors! See below what some grateful recipients said.
‘The food was amazing, thank you.’
‘We’re overwhelmed… The meal smelt delicious. Thank you all very much and we wish you all a lovely Christmas.’
Featured in ‘Dorset In The Pandemic: Covid Impact Report’
by the Dorset Community Foundation
We are so thankful for the grant from the Dorset Community Foundation that enabled us to reach out in such a key way to those in our local area. The hot meals and groceries were greatly appreciated by our clients and others made known to us. A big thank you to all who made this possible!
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
During the early months of the pandemic the Bus Stop Club cooked and delivered 890 meals to those in need in our local community.
We are so thankful for the donations of food, monetary donations and time given by volunteers who cooked, assembled and delivered all those fresh meals – with a smile – three times a week during the first lock down.