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Tickets on sale for the Poynton Brass Band fundraising concert : Friday 24 January 2020

Tickets are on sale for a special fundraising concert organised by Vernon Building Society. The concert, entitled ‘Only the Classics’, will see Vernon Building Society (Poynton) Brass Band perform a range of songs. The concert takes place at Hazel Grove Baptist Church on Friday 24 January 2020 starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are just £6 each […]

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Thank you for all your donations – we’re full until end of Jan!

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated food to us over the last couple of weeks – it’s been humbling to see the generosity of the local companies and individuals you’ve looked to help those facing ‘tough times’ over this festive period.  Our warehouse is now ‘full’ and if you are still thinking about […]

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Christmas and New Year opening hours

Please note that our centres will be closed Christmas day, Boxing day and New Year’s day.  We will be open all other days over the Christmas period and the times are shown on the back of our red vouchers.

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#Everycanhelps – Tesco collection sees 6.8 tonnes of food donated for those in need in Stockport

Each year Trussell Trust food banks team up with Tesco to organise three days of collecting for food banks across the country. This year we had an army of volunteers in Tesco stores at Handforth Dean and Portwood. Over three days the volunteers worked tirelessly to talk to shoppers about the needs of the foodbank […]

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Reverse Advent 2019 – please help to spread some Christmas cheer

For the vast majority, Advent is a time of opening windows on a calendar and watching the children’s (and adults) faces as they devour the piece of chocolate! However, rather than Advent being a season of ‘taking’, can we turn it around to be a season of ‘giving’? Rather than ‘taking a piece of chocolate’ […]

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State of Hunger: Landmark research project into hunger and food bank use in the UK

A new report commissioned by the Trussell Trust, an organisation that supports a network of food banks across the UK, and conducted by Heriot-Watt University, reveals the key elements as to why people are experiencing hunger and poverty. The three-year research project saw more than 1,000 people who have used food banks surveyed as well as 36 […]

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Thank you for all your donations

In the last few weeks many people have responded to our requests for some ‘top up’ donations so that we can meet the increasing needs of people within Stockport.  Thank you to everyone who has donated and if you can share the message around that we’d love to receive more donations please, then that would […]

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Massive thanks and respect to people of Disley

In the midst of coping with their own difficulties brought about by the recent floods, the people of Disley and the surrounding area showed the true spirit of “caring for your neighbour” with a brilliant Foodbank collection that was delivered to us the other day. Your generosity and care for others is a real credit […]

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New opening hours on Wednesday

Please note that the Hazel Grove centre is adjusting its Wednesday opening times to 10.30-12.30, thanks.

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Thanks to the Vernon Building Society

Thanks to all the volunteers from the Vernon Building Society who have been helping us over the last couple of weeks – it’s been great having your help.  Thanks one and all.

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