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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

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

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

February Half-term – free or low cost kids activities in Dorset

3rd February 2023|

“What are we doing today?” is often the question dreaded by parents in the school holidays. With the double challenge of finding entertainment that doesn’t break the budget, we are well aware that the February half-term may feel daunting. From coding, building a bug hotel to a free family film club - we have put together a list

Dorset Chamber of Commerce Make Faithworks it’s Christmas charity

9th December 2022|

Back in the Autumn, Ian Girling, the CEO of the Dorset Chamber of Commerce, approached Alistair the Faithworks CEO, about creating a Festive Food Bank at their Christmas gathering in December. Given the enormous financial challenges facing so many people this year, this felt like a way of bringing good news into a bad situation. And the idea captured

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