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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

Cheerleading is for Life, Not Just Half-Marathons!

10th November 2023|

I think cheerleaders get a hard time!  I think I have been a bit snooty about people cheerleading - shouting, cajoling, ringing bells, clapping clapper-boards and generally being super-exuberant at public events. Having run 13 miles around Newcastle in the Great North Run, and then the same up and down the beach at the Bournemouth Half, it’s time to

Garden Expert Tamsin Westhorpe Helps Raise over £900 for Wimborne Community Garden

23rd October 2023|

It may feel like Autumn has only just begun but it’s already time for gardeners to prepare for spring! RHS Chelsea judge Tamsin Westhorpe, author and gardening expert shared her knowledge and experience to help budding local gardeners get ready for the warmer months. In a special evening hosted at Beaucroft College, on the 10th October, top gardening tips

Wimborne Community Garden Win Overall Winner in the Largest Horticultural Campaign in the Region

16th October 2023|

Wimborne Community Garden were awarded gold, overall winner and outstanding at the South and South East in Bloom Awards. The awards are the largest horticultural campaign in the region and involve hundreds of communities each year. 17 volunteers from Wimborne Community Garden went to RHS Garden Wisley on Friday 29th September. They enjoyed the impressive gardens in

Wimborne Food Bank Family Fun Day 2023

24th August 2023|

Having been postponed from a very soggy Coronation weekend, the Wimborne Food Bank Family Fun Day 2023 bounced back with more family fun than ever!  Over 250 people joined the Food Bank for the free event. Sharon, Wimborne Food Bank Manager, explained: “We recognise that the summer is an added pressure for families. At a time when food

Royal Visit to Faithworks Arch Carpentry Workshop

26th June 2023|

“In a modern and progressive society, everyone should have a safe and secure home, be treated with dignity and given the support they need.   Through Homewards, I want to make this a reality and over the next five years, give people across the UK hope that homelessness can be prevented when we collaborate.” - HRH Prince of Wales

Volunteers’ Week: 1 – 7 June 2023

31st May 2023|

“You are the lifeblood of all that we do” – Alistair Doxat-Purser, CEO 285 volunteers enable us to run 5 Food Banks, our CMA debt advice and budget service, SMILE lone parent families project and support for those moving on from homelessness, addiction and prison via our Arch programme. Many of you who give your time have

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