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Autumn 2019

We have been blessed by many donations over the harvest period, from local primary schools, churches, business and individuals.  We have visited Elmore Green Primary, Millfields Nursery and St Michaels Primary to give presentations and thanks for harvest goods.  Thank you letters are being sent out to many other organisations, and we are grateful at […]

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Testimonials from our clients June 2019

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Spring Fair 2019

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Universal Credit news

We are now offering free #UniversalCredit support to help you with your claim every Monday 10-12 in our computer suite. Call us on 01922 639700 or email ianchilton@ablewelladvice.org.uk for more info #Walsall #benefits #Advice — Ablewell Advice (@Ablewell_Advice) January 15, 2019

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January 2019 news

In the run-up to Christmas we were full to capacity as more than 2 tonnes of donations were received. Our largest donation was from Queen Mary’s High School for Girls, who collected a whopping 711kg of items!   Thanks also go to: Gymophobics Aldridge 5 Care Services Ltd Walsall Academy Millfields Nursery Incotech People Solutions HR […]

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November newsletter

Our Annual General Meeting was held last week, and members of our steering group, and volunteers were invited to attend to hear the reports from each section. Trussell Trust Area Manager Gareth Duffield also attended and was able to answer questions from our volunteers. The statistics for October 2017 to October 2018 were as follows: […]

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Autumn 2018 update

Coming into our fourth year of operation, we have received donations from many of our regular schools and businesses as well as some new ones.  Thank you to Lodge Farm Primary, Millfields Nursery and Elmore Green Primary. We have visited Brownhills Townswomens’ Guild and various school assemblies to give talks about our work.  Thank you […]

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Latest statistics November 2017

In the last year, we have given out 767 food parcels, which have fed 926 adults and 551 children, which is more than double the amount given out in our first year. Figures from 2014/2015 were 346 food parcels, and in 2015/16  there were 620 food parcels given out. 11963kg of food has been distributed […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

A visit to the food bank isn’t exactly a traditional Christmas activity, but one UK charity is asking for a little extra help this month, when demand is at its highest and families are choosing between eating and heating.

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Why Would a Mum Doing a Business Degree Find Herself Begging on the Streets This Winter?

With Christmas approaching, Michele from Brent Foodbank shares how she’s helping to make the festive season special for those struggling. “For the past few days I haven’t been to the street begging for money to buy food for me and my baby…” This was what a mother at Brent Foodbank told us recently. She was […]

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