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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

Street Talk Tour Update – The reality and the opportunity

5th July 2023|

Our 8-day Street Talk tour in May around the churches in all 3 of our towns was a great success, but every session had a key moment when the reality really struck home. As John and Lydia (not their real names) spoke, the room fell silent – their quiet voices courageously telling of how as a homeless couple they

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

Street Talk Tour May 2023 – Helping the Homeless

24th April 2023|

Online daily prayer - join here Helping the Homeless: from 2015 -2020 the Sleepsafe project helped around 200 people off the streets and into accommodation. This incredible collaboration involved many churches and volunteers working together. Since Covid BCP has not had a formal church provision of a safe beds scheme. David Chidwick, Homelessness Lead at Faithworks, said: "Sleepsafe was

Wimborne Community Garden Grand Opening – 30 April 2023

24th April 2023|

Established in 2022 by the local community, Wimborne Community Garden is nestled within the grounds of Beaucroft Foundation School. Over the last year the land has been transformed into a sheltered space with raised beds, fruit trees and plenty of fruit and vegetable patches: a space for the community to come together, share skills and grow food. A quarter

Easter Reflection: I wasn’t expecting that!

6th April 2023|

Thank you to Alistair, our CEO, for our Easter reflection: Imagine that you had never heard of the Easter story: you read of crucifixion, the preferred and deadly effective deterrent of the day: Jesus tortured, made to carry a splinter-full and awkward cross, and hung on it in the heat of the day. But then you read on…

Easter Holidays Free or Low Cost Activities

17th March 2023|

As spring is fighting its way through the wintry weather, the Easter holidays are rapidly appearing on the horizon. We have therefore put together another list of free or very low cost activities which will help you to enjoy the Easter Holidays without the stress of adding too much to the budget. Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) The

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

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