Tag Archives: Relief

Ukrainian families join Easter activity week!

Fun painting together in the sun

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.

A group making a collage

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’.

Welcome Boxes for Ukrainian Families

We are boxing up a selection of our donations of toys, food and clothes to help Ukrainian refugees as they arrive in our area. These are arranged through ‘Dorset for Ukraine’ on social media where posts and requests are made and then processed locally.

We aim to be doing a welcome box for each family as they are made known to us. Our very best wishes and warmest welcome goes out to these families in greatest distress. Thank you to all who have made donations.

Covid-19 Food Relief

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!

Charity of the Month – Bus Stop Club in print!

In print again the Bus Stop Club response to the pandemic!

Good Friday goody bags

60 Christmas dinners cooked and delivered with goody bags

Heart-warming Christmas hampers