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Poole Food Bank+ Develop Partnership with Local Tesco Stores

15th May 2024|

Always on the lookout for creative ways of partnering with local businesses, Poole Food Bank+ are developing links with local Tesco stores to expand support available to Poole Food Bank+ guests. Tesco stores at Branksome, Fleetsbridge and Tower Park are getting together to provide a free inspiring family craft morning during the half-term school holiday.  The creative session will

SMILE Lone Parent Fair 2024

15th May 2024|

Good old-fashioned fun was the order of the day at the SMILE Lone Parent Fair 2024. Exactly 200 parents and children spent the afternoon away from the challenges of parenting alone to relax and be pampered! A big shout out to everyone who made it possible to put on this free annual event including: St James’ Church Poole, Poole

Wimborne Community Garden May Diary

1st May 2024|

Catch up with Jane as she shares the latest from the Wimborne Community Garden May diary: Yet again, Wimborne Community Garden would like to say a huge thank you to The Saxons of Wimborne who so generously donated £500 to the garden. This money was a totally glorious surprise but true to form, we quickly set to and spent

Blue Soul Customs Donate Trainers to the SMILE project

24th April 2024|

There were smiles all round when Bournemouth tattoo shoe company, Blue Soul Customs, donated brand new trainers to children and teenagers at the SMILE Community Meal. Business owner Harrison Alcock explained: "Years ago, I made a promise to give back to the community that shares my values if I succeeded in my business goals. Coming from a single-parent

It’s Our 20th Birthday!

19th April 2024|

Happy Birthday to us!  So, how will we celebrate? In 20 fun and inspiring ways throughout 2024!  All of which highlight our Values, these are: Welcoming, Alongside, Trusted, Practical and Empowering. Kicking things off and starting with our Welcoming value, Alistair, our CEO, has been delivering gorgeous birthday cakes to our amazing projects and volunteers. Alistair enthused: “I love the

Wimborne Community Garden April Diary

18th April 2024|

Catch up with Jane as she shares the latest from the Community Garden April diary: We have had such a lot of visitors at the Garden this month, which has been super! Our first visitors weren’t coming so much to see what we get up to but more to rescue us! Due to the sad demise of our first

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

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