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Our Speaker for our March meeting was Claire Matthews who had started 'Hope for Food' in 2012.  She and her family had been in a desperate situation then and she had been helped through it and wanted to help others.  Her help had two different sources first the homeless who slept on the streets of Bournemouth and then the families living in poverty.  

She set up a Soup Kitchen originally in a car park and then after the death of a 42 year old man in the doorway of Richmond Hill
St. Andrews Church they offered to assist and now has several volunteers.  Several days a week they provide hot soup and food for the homeless as well as friendship.  Many of these people have very sad stories to tell and are often ex- Army men unable to cope after the traumas of Afghanistan.  She has contributions from several Supermarkets of vegetables and fruit etc.  

Claire does not ask for money for her charity but asks for tins of food and clothes and bedding for the families who are perhaps temporarily unemployed or in any other difficult circumstances. Claire is doing a very worthwhile service in our local area.  

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 9th April when we will hear from Sheila and Graham on their pilgrimage to Santiago de la Campostela which should be fascinating.

Joan Waugh

 

 

 


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