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Hope Hampers

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.

Jo Lambourne

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February 3, 2015 at 4:56 pm 1 comment

Hope hampers add Christmas cheer

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The Hope team were together again for Christmas Hamper packing on the weekend of the 8th December. In previous years, folks from the town lead by the Community Church have been out on a pre-Christmas shopping spree to put together a number of family Christmas hampers for families across the town who would otherwise struggle to celebrate in the traditional manner.

This year with extra funding from the Baptist congregation and the Community Church, Hope have been able to partner with the Belper Family Centre to supply 15 hampers this Christmas.

Most of us take for granted the ability to be able to put some kind of a festive feast on the table, but this is not necessarily the case for all our neighbours across Belper.

The Children’s Centre identified 15 families with whom they have had significant contact over the past year and for whom hosting a family Christmas day would be, to say the least, financially problematic. It is for these families that Hope were able to be a significant blessing this Christmas, by delivering a hamper of goodies including traditional favourites such as Yule logs, Christmas puds and stuffing etc along with a £20 Howarth’s meat voucher.

A great time was also had by all those spending time together on the Saturday, shopping and packing the colourful festive hampers. We pray that we all will continue to have compassion over 2013 towards those who are struggling financially in our community.

December 8, 2012 at 3:21 pm Leave a comment

Schoolkids enjoy free showing of Puss in Boots

Hope for Belper has once been able to offer free cinema tickets to children and their families from across Belper.

For the past few years, Hope has worked with local primary schools and the Ritz Cinema to offer families the chance to have an afternoon at the cinema.

This year, the H4B team welcomed over 80 people to the cinema with cakes and drinks provided by church members from across the town. We then enjoyed a showing of Puss In Boots.

We’d like to thank the Ritz Cinema staff for their warm welcome and generousity, and all those who donated cakes, time and money to support the project

Mark Berthelemy

May 15, 2012 at 10:06 am Leave a comment

Because God so loved the world…

For the fifth year in a row, a team of volunteers from Hope for Belper handed out more than 100 Easter eggs in Belper Town Centre to accompany the Good Friday walk of witness by Churches Together in Belper.

We don’t necessarily repeat projects year after year for the sake of it but this one has always gone down well with people in the town and this year was no exception, although it helped that the rain held off until the end!

Some people always seem genuinely surprised to be given ‘something  for nothing’ and ask us how much they owe us.  My hope is that by this simple act of kindness we are giving a very small glimpse of what God’s grace is like, and that Jesus has already paid the price.

Thanks to all who took part (and to Sainsbury’s for selling us a job lot of eggs after Costco ran out!)

April 6, 2012 at 8:57 am Leave a comment

Young People Can Do Wonderful Things!!

During the summer break, 20 young people took part in the 4th Hope for Belper Dreamscheme. Dreamscheme is an international youth project that gives an opportunity for young people to show what they’re made of.

Each year a community based project is identified as a vehicle for 11 to 14 year olds to learn new skills, build their self confidence and esteem and at the same time contribute to the community in which they live.

This year Belper School students from years 7, 8 and 9, restored areas of allotment garden to the rear of the Strutts Centre and also freshened up the room used by the Dandelion Clock Day Nursery. Everything from painting walls to erecting fence panels was enthusiastically taken on by a very determined group of young people, keen to turn around the sometimes negative image of young people in the media.

As in previous years, the week concluded with a community BBQ in celebration of the work carried out. This event was planned and run by the young people themselves and was attended by parents, local residents and others.

We would like to thank the Strutts Trustees for allowing us to host the scheme at the Centre and our thanks also go to all those who contributed their money and time to the week; a particular thank you should go to the Baptist Church who gave a very sizeable donation to enable this year’s scheme to go ahead.

Finally, the team would like to say a great big thank you to the young Dreamschemers themselves – you should be very proud of what you achieved over the week and we hope and pray that you continue to value your community and find your place in it.

September 5, 2011 at 2:58 pm Leave a comment

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Hope for Belper – Demonstrating God’s love for our Town

Welcome to the Hope for Belper website. Here you will be able to read about everything that’s happening locally running on from the national Hope initiative to demonstrate God’s love for our towns, villages and communities by providing practical help for those around us.

Hope for Belper is currently running three main projects - The Basic Idea food bank, Belper Street Angels and Christians Against Poverty.

Hope for Belper is now a Registered Charity, Reg No 1146148.

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