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Nourish Partner with Morrisons to Address Period Poverty

27th March 2024|

Period poverty is not just a problem for developing countries, more and more women in the UK are turning to Food Banks for free menstrual products*. Almost 140,000 girls in the UK miss school each year due to lack of access to period products**, while women can be excluded from employment opportunities. Many facing period poverty are likely to

Faithworks 20th anniversary

26th March 2024|

It’s Faithworks 20th anniversary! And we are honoured to invite you to join us in a year of celebration, reflection and forward thinking. How did Faithworks begin? Over 20 years ago a small and dedicated group of church leaders, along with Poole Borough Council, looked at root causes of key local issues and identified loneliness & isolation as large

Wimborne Community Garden February Diary

26th March 2024|

Catch up with Jane as she shares the latest from the Community Garden February diary: Wimborne Community Garden is so blessed in so many ways not least because it has its own ‘wild area’, with a lovely path running through it, as you enter the garden itself. Within this area there are several glorious trees as indeed there are

SMILE Supports Single Parent Families to Enjoy Outdoor Spaces

1st March 2024|

For single parent families there are so many great benefits to gain from spending time outdoors - being active in the fresh air can improve sleep, blood pressure, cognitive function and physical well being, as well as reducing risks to your health.* It's also a fun and cost-effective way to spend time with the people who are important in

Wimborne Community Garden January Diary

21st February 2024|

Disaster averted! During the high winds Wimborne experienced following Christmas, Wimborne Community Garden, like so many gardens, was battered! Jane Benson shares the story from the Wimborne Community Garden January diary as she explains how it’s about more than just a greenhouse being damaged in high winds. “I received a call one late morning from one of our neighbours

Wimborne Community Garden Autumn Diary

8th February 2024|

Life at Wimborne Community Garden never seems to stop! The autumn was a whirlwind of activity with: winning the South and South East in Bloom Community Garden award; hosting a wonderful evening with Tamsin Westhorpe;  and holding a fun and delicious pumpkin curry event! Amongst all this, due to the extraordinary generosity of the Hendy Foundation Trust

Poole Food Bank Officially Open The Store

2nd February 2024|

Over 40 organisations and individuals were invited to Poole Food Bank's official opening of The Store. Located within the Dolphin Shopping Centre, the expansive site provides a much greater capacity for storage and management of food stock. The larger site was greatly needed - Poole Food Bank gave out 35% more food parcels to families in 2023 and has

Faithworks Project Christmas Hours 2023

18th December 2023|

Please note that our project Christmas hours 2023 are: Christchurch Food Bank+ Closed Monday 25 & Tuesday 26 December, and Monday 1 January 2024 Nourish Community Larder & Food Bank Closed Tuesday 26 December Thursday 28 December – open 10am – 12pm only Poole Food Bank+ Closed Tuesday 26 December Wednesday 27 – Friday 29 December open 9.30am –

SMILE Christmas Campaign

8th December 2023|

Our SMILE project supports over 100 single parent families in the local area - our Christmas campaign is on a mission to distribute high-quality gifts to each child and parent.  Racheal Peck, SMILE Lone Parent Families Project Lead explained: “We take time to choose a specific gift that each child will treasure.  Our campaign is not about young

New Homeless Initiative SafeSleep Needs Volunteers

16th November 2023|

Here at Faithworks, we long to see an end to homelessness: but it takes more than providing a bed to sleep in. One of the main reasons that people fall into homelessness, or are unable to get out of it, is a lack of a support network: people need relational and spiritual help as well as a roof over

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