Delivering a Helping Hand

A local couple have been going above and beyond to get key supplies to those in need within the community. Stephen Palmer and his girlfriend, Sapphire Poles, have been distributing goods purchased from Bestway Birmingham wholesalers at cost price to vulnerable and elderly people, as well as NHS workers. They

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Ola drivers help deliver #Brum Together food parcels

Ola Cabs are among the partner organisations who are helping us to deliver food parcels and hot meals to vulnerable residents. The company aims to make 1,000 deliveries for the #BrumTogether campaign through its driver network. Alok Pandya, regional manager for Ola, said: “Our drivers have volunteered their time and vehicles

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#BrumTogether delivers hot meals

As part of the #BrumTogether emergency food distribution project, The Active Wellbeing Society (TAWS) and ChangeKitchen have teamed up to cook hot meals for vulnerable people within the community. Each day 300 to 350 meals are freshly prepared in two different kitchens and delivered to those most in need. This

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Crafts and storytelling tasks to try at home

Local artists and organisations have created a range of activities and resources that can help improve mindfulness and wellbeing while social distancing. Take a look at the fun and accessible craft, storytelling, and poetry tasks that you can get involved with: Leaf Creative Arts: Leaf Creative Arts have adapted their

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Penny Appeal provides #BrumTogether hygiene pack supplies

International charity, Penny Appeal, is one of the latest charities to support the #BrumTogether campaign. The news comes after Direct Line made a £100,000 donation from its Community Fund to #BrumTogether. The donation’s been used to pay for 11,000 essential supply packs, which include 6,500 hygiene packs. Penny Appeal are

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Fitskank – #BrumTogether Birdsong Anthem

In times like these when everything seems uncertain and uncomfortable, one way of plotting a course through it all can be connecting into something bigger than the human world. This is where nature and all things wild and wonderful can fit in.  This year with fewer cars on the roads bird

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10 Midlands experiences you can enjoy from your sofa

There’s only so much TV you can watch or housework you can do to keep yourself busy during lockdown. If you’re looking for new and interesting things to help keep you and your family entertained without having to leave the house, then you may want to check out what’s happening

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Come and join the ‘Big Chat!’

Would you like to have your say on your community? Would you like to take part in a discussion with other local community groups from across the city? Active Communities would like to invite you to take part in a 1 hour video call discussing a few topics later on

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Handsworth Wood Youth Group Deliver Essential Supplies

Handsworth Wood Youth Group have been delivering food parcels and hot meals to key workers and vulnerable people within the community. They also provide a shopping service for people who are unable to get to the shop. Over the last three weeks their growing team of dedicated volunteers have helped

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