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Clevedon Foodbank

Clevedon and District Foodbank: Clevedon and District Foodbank Trustees have asked if we could bring this appeal to the attention of parishioners: “In 2016 the number of people helped by Clevedon and District Foodbank continued to grow – over 1,000 adults and a similar number of children. We also supplied Christmas hampers, and, during the school holidays, food bags to children normally receiving free school meals. We have amazing support from the local community, schools, churches and other organisations and receive around 9000kgs of food donations per year. These donations need to be stored and distributed and we currently have a warehouse and a storage unit, for which we pay rent, we also need to cover our running costs, admin, insurances etc.

We are appealing to our supporters for help with these financial demands. Any contribution, however small, would be greatly valued, especially helpful would be regular donations by standing order. If you are able to help us a standing order form can be found on our website, https://clevedondistrict.foodbank.org.uk/get-help/more-than-food/donate-money// or, contact us if you would prefer a paper copy of the form or to make a one off payment. Email: info@clevedondistrict.foodbank.org.uk Tel: 07722769529”

wp foodbankClevedon Foodbank has reached it’s 3rd anniversary and is currently supporting some 50-60 families across our area in this way to provide tasty but nutritious meals for children usually fed for free in term time at school. They would especially welcome the following: Pasta sauce (preferably in packets) Baked beans with pork sausages, Tinned pasta with meatballs/sausages Tinned stew, Big soup, Tuna fish, Sweetcorn, Fruit juice (longlife) Tinned fruit. Donations of these particular items would be greatly appreciated. This is a grand local achievement, but it is a sad sign of the level of poverty that exists within our community. Perhaps we can prod ourselves to remember to support the Foodbank. 

Donations of food may be made at Unit 1, Knowles Rd, Clevedon BS21 7XS on Mondays and Fridays between 1.30-3.30pm. or in the donation box at the back of our church in Clevedon.   If you are unsure as to what foodstuffs are needed, the foodbank website always has a list of current shortages and/or special needs.  To see and/or print the suggested  shopping list click here

Contact: by email info@clevedondistrict.foodbank.org.uk or tel: 0772276 9529
Office hours are Monday & Friday 1330hrs – 1530hrs at 37 Old Street, Clevedon. BS21 6DA

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Clevedon Care

Clevedon Care is a registered charity which has been established since1987 taking members wp Clev Care Comm
of the Clevedon
Community to medical appointments in the area – including all the main hospitals in Bristol, and as far as London in some circumstances. In addition they take relatives for hospital visits for a maximum of one hour. For such service they were honoured to receive the Queens Award for Voluntary Service in October 2010 (which is on view in the Riverside Surgery).

Clevedon Care consists of an established team of volunteers (50 drivers and 40 office staff). The office is in St John’s Hall (Tel: 01275 343677) and is open from 9.30 to 12.30 in the morning and 2.00 to 4.30 in the afternoon from Monday to Friday.

To date it looks as if they may reach 5,000 jobs this year, which will be a record. The demand is increasing from year to year. They are only allowed to pick up clients in the immediate Clevedon area as laid down by the Charities Commission (the boundaries are Tickenham, Walton St Mary and Kingston Seymour).

They are always looking for volunteer drivers and office staff so please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested.

Contact: Jennifer Lewis, Secretary jenniferlewis9603@fsnet.co.uk Tel 01275 878637

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Andrew House

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RE:MISSION is a recently launched charity through which Andrew House is free to concentrate on its work with men who have come through drug and alcohol rehabilitation schemes.  They are offered accommodation and a programme that gives them the opportunity to improve their quality of life, preparing them to live independently.

See more at http://www.standrews-clevedon.org.uk/andrew-house

Contact: Jeff Peacock at jeff.peacock@btinternet.com Tel 075 4049 7796

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The Barn

The Barn is used by local community groups covering all ages and abilities. and has developed a reputation wp thebarnas a welcoming source of local information and aims to provide as broad a selection as possible. If you need local details or have information which may be of use to others in the community please let us know.

Contact: Annie Smith, Centre Manager at office@thebarnclevedon.com Tel: 01275 343990

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Clevedon YMCA

wp ymcaClevedon YMCA is a local Christian charity. It aims to build a thriving and active community that is transforming lives.We focus on young people and help them play an active and fulfilling role within their own communities by providing a wide array of community based activities and services to help meet local needs. Locally we provide …

After School Cafe
YMCA in Marson Road, Clevedon is an after school cafe for your child. Is your child Year 7 -11 ( age 11-16)? Send them along to us and to meet new friends. We guarantee Fun, lots to do & a great time for all, For more info please come and see us or call us on 01275 878405
Open Monday Wednesday & Thursday. It’s a FREE service for your child. (we charge 10p per slice of toast) tea coffee & hot chocolate is free
Board games, refreshments, football, sport & so much more.
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YWednesday, 
A group for adults with a learning disability. 7.30-9.30 ( term time only) Fantastic session. We run mainly on volunteers. We have disco, line dancing, cake decorating and much more
 Volunteers
We are always in need of volunteers. We could not do our youth work without their help. If you and/or a friend is interested please email or call me and I will be happy to show you around and chat about opportunities
 
Are you looking for a charity to support in 2015. Would you like to raise money for a local charity that serves the community and Youth of Clevedon? If so, Clevedon YMCA are always trying to raise funds in the community – we are a small local charity doing great work with many of YOUR children. Funding and donations are vital for the YMCA to continue the great work they do. Please share. Inbox me for more details

Contact: Jane Bird, General Manager at to offer help or with a query clevedonymca@gmail.com Tel: 01275 878405

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Julian Trust

The Julian Trust runs the Bristol Night Shelter which supports homeless and vulnerable peoplwp jul truste sleeping rough in BristolThis work is supported by donations from individuals and organisations throughout the Bristol area, and our parish has a donation box for food etc.

Contact helpdesk@juliantrust.org.uk Tel: 0117 924 4604 (evenings only)

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Borderlands

wp borderlandsBorderlands is a charity that supports disadvantaged and excluded people to improve their lives and the community in which they live.

Borderlands works especially with people seeking asylum in the UK and refugees from other countries; they support people who have been trafficked and trapped in domestic service or the sex industry.

People who face great challenges and live difficult lives need support. Borderlands offers hope to people who may see themselves as lost or abandoned and support to find a way forward.

Contact enquiries@borderlands.uk.com Tel: 07460 085 058

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 Standbrook Guides

Standbrook produce  valuable local guide booklets and assist in advertising the Friary Fayre and other parish events. See www.standbook-guides.com