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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.


Susan and the team.

Bus Stop Club
TRC Ferndown

Video showing a snapshot of The Bus Stop Club response to Covid-19

Here at the Turbary Resource Centre on the Heatherlands Estate we have been supporting local people in and around Ferndown and the surrounding area delivering freshly cooked lunch time meals and groceries during these weeks.

We thank all those who have supported this initiative, particularly the monetary donations received from local businesses, which provided the cash to start this project. The donations of food came from local food stores – Sainsburys through our collection box and some direct from the store, regular fare share donations from Tesco at West Parley, and weekly donations from Lidl through the neighbourly scheme. In addition there were store cupboard food and cash donations from the local church congregations.

Last but certainly not least, we thank our volunteers who delivered the meals with cheer, which really helped make people’s day during a long lockdown.

Helping people in the local community during Covid-19 lockdown

Here at the Turbary Resource Centre on the Heatherlands Estate we have been supporting local people in and around Ferndown and the surrounding area delivering lunch time meals and groceries provided by donations of food from local food stores, local churches and monetary donations from local businesses.

We thank all those who have supported this initiative for without this help we could not have proceeded.

Please take a look at the video which gives you an idea of what we have been doing.

The Bus Stop Club

Programme January to June 2015

The Bus Stop Programme for January to June 2015

Mondays Mornings – Victim Support Surgery:1:1 sessions available by appointment for East Dorset residents.Listening Service also available every Monday afternoon – ask for details.
Mon 7 – 9pm CAP Money budgeting course. 3 Sessions.Please phone to book a place on the next course.
Weds 9.30 12.30am Job Club – a 6 week course for East Dorset residents out of work or looking for a better job.Includes money management course 11.30 – 12.30 with FREE soup and roll lunch. Funded by the South West Foundation.
Weds 3 – 5pm I.T. access for parents and school age children.
Thursday 9.30 – 11.30am Basic IT workshops
Thursday 1.00 – 3.00pm Therapeutic self-help group for adults who have experienced abuse in their childhood
Fridays 10.30 – 11.30am One Step at a Time: Health walks in the local area, weather permitting.For Insurance purposes you are required to complete a short health questionnaire.
 Fridays 4.30 – 7.00pm The Good Food Community Caff : Nutritious low cost family meals and healthy snacks.
Visitors are welcome any Wednesday afternoon.
Bus Stop Club

Yes, it’s good the summer is on its way

Hello to all our friends old and new. We have launched our new website with up-to-date information on what we doing this academic year, what we are looking to do next year and a selection of articles showing what we have been doing over the previous years. More details of that will be coming soon. The weather is warming up and we are looking forward to the summer months where we are hoping to do several activities outdoors.

Our Caff has been running for several months now and can so busy that we almost run out of food to serve.