Campaign Launch at Bolsover C of E Junior School
On Monday 17th October Derby Diocese partnered with Financial Action & Advice Derbyshire and Public Health to help launch a national campaign ‘End Hunger UK’.
End Hunger UK is the brainchild of the UK Food Poverty Alliance made up of many national organisations, including: Child Poverty Action Group; Church Action on Poverty; Fareshare; First Steps Nutrition; Food Ethics Council; Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty; The Food Foundation; Food Matters; Nourish Scotland; Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming; Trussell Trust; Independent Food Aid Network and Magic Breakfast.
Th alliances’ vision is to live in a country where everyone has access to good food and no one goes to bed hungry.
You can find out more about the national campaign at End Hunger UK
Hope for Belper recently highlighted the campaign at a concert held by the ‘We Shall Overcome’ grouping of musicians who raised well over £200 for ‘The Basic Idea’ food bank.
Whilst no MPs were able to make the launch of the campaign an open letter is to be sent to all constituency offices highlighting the latest reports and statistics, and asking MPs to join the campaigns ‘Big Conversation’ with their constituents over the next few months.
We will post further details about further local events and what you can do to get involved on this site and our FB page Hope for Belper
October 25, 2016 at 10:20 am ggandhg
We are pleased to announce that you can now buy an extra item whilst shopping at the Whitemoor Lane branch of the Co-op. As part of supporting the local community the store has agreed to host a collection point for The Basic Idea foodbank.
Whilst we have a more than ample supply of baked beans, soup, pasta and tinned fish there are many things that we are very short of, that will enable us to keep this critical service available to those of our neighbours in need.
On the side of the bright yellow donations bin, you can find a list of what we could really use at the moment. This list will be updated regularly to reflect gaps in the foodbank store. You can also get regular updates about what’s most useful to donate by following Hope for Belper on Facebook where you can also see what else the churches and their partners are up to in the town.
In addition we are hoping to confirm that Hope for Belper (The Basic Idea) has been chosen as the local charity that will benefit from the 1% of members own brand purchases; this would be a further boost for all the volunteers involved in providing critical food aid to our neighbours.
Thanks again for all who support the project on a regular basis – your donations of food, money and time are appreciated enormously!
The Basic Idea Team
August 22, 2016 at 1:44 pm ggandhg
All are welcome at the next Belper Chaplaincy meeting on Tuesday October 20th at New Life Christian Centre, High Street.
Workplace Chaplaincy in Derbyshire is growing… and of course, this includes Belper!
There are already chaplains visiting the Police, Fire and Rescue, East Midlands Airport, Westfield (Intu), Vaillant, Rolls Royce, Derby County Football Club, East Midlands Trains and many more…
Churches in the town are looking at providing chaplains from across the churches in Belper for:
- Retail staff in King Street
- Valley CIDS Lighthouse shop
- Local care homes
At least 65 people from churches all over Derbyshire attended recent Workplace Chaplaincy training at Willersley Castle. It was introduced by the Revd Paul Morris, Principal Chaplain at Derby City Centre Chaplaincy, based at St Peter’s Church in Derby.
What is a Chaplain?
- A person who interacts with people for their emotional and spiritual well-being
- A person who offers non-judgmental support about all aspects of life and work
- Chaplains are motivated by the Christian faith from which they come to care for people and communities
- They are not there to preach but to offer care and comfort and a listening ear
Could you be a Belper Chaplain?
See www.derbyccc.org.uk for latest information about free chaplaincy training – the next date is Monday 12th October 2015. If you’d like to attend, please ring St Peter’s Derby on 01332 360790
September 11, 2015 at 2:30 pm Paul Linford
Once again this Christmas, Hope for Belper gathered people from across the town to provide Christmas hampers.
The Sure Start Children’s Centre and the Multi Agency Team were pleased to be able to support families in this way again this year. Once again there was overwhelming support from the local churches and individuals that raised close to £2000. This meant we could pack the twenty eight hampers that were required with a little extra in each one thanks to the amount of money donated.
This year Hope for Belper also teamed up with Christians Against Poverty (CAP) who raised £480 for the eleven hampers going to families that they support and work alongside.
A huge thank you to all those who supported this project by donating time, money and various others gifts and to ‘Inspirepac’ who donated the boxes and enabled Hope for Belper and Christians Against Poverty to deliver thirty nine hampers this Christmas.
February 3, 2015 at 4:56 pm Paul Linford
The winter beer and food festival was a fantastic success again this year, riding high no-doubt on the news that Belper had become the overall winner of the Great British High Street 2014.
One of the things that marks out these type of events is the great sense of the community enjoying rubbing shoulders with itself and others visiting from further afield.
The churches provide a small but significant facility on this particular occasion each year. The Town Council provides a couple of gazebos for us to shelter from the cold breeze, enabling tired children to enjoy free Christmas based crafts. Everything from shepherd masks to 3D Christmas trees are made and brightly decorated, whilst parents get to stand and chat or have a go themselves!
It is always very enjoyable to take part on the Hope for Belper team for this event, so as we approach next year’s festival do think about a stint on the H4B stand yourself – no special skills required just a friendly and encouraging face.
January 13, 2015 at 8:57 pm Paul Linford