It was the last Adult Learning Keep Fit this week which has been very successful, we may restart in January as we continue to develop our partnership. The tutor, in her own time, is kindly going to trial three weeks up until Christmas of Zumba/Keep fit for people who want to continue with this activity and the Brierley Hill Project.
The project has distributed many items of furniture to homes around the estate that were kindly donated by individuals.
The Kingdom Kids club joined with the youth from Albion Street and Hawbush for a campfire at the Community Gardens. There was lots of food and fun including toasting Marshmallows and singing around the campfire. Everyone had a great time.
A big effort has been made by a group of volunteers in keeping the graveyard at South Street Church\Brierley Hill Project looking well presented and cared for. Relatives are now able to find graves that were once overgrown or un-reachable. The plan long term is to transform this into a beautiful landscaped area for the residents of the Chapel Street estate.
This Tuesday (15th November) John Cook the operations manger was invited into Sainsbury’s to go to their colleague council meeting. This was a really nice and encouraging experience as Julie (PR lady and our contact) took him around the store to personally thank a number of the workers who have been working so hard to raise the money for the project.
There is a teddy toy tower in the café which has alone raised £700 already. The ladies were telling John that people buy a book for example, read it, and then bring it back to be a sold again (Good business he thought!!)
In the meeting itself John was presented with a cheque for £2500 which is the money they have raised so far, this is from sponsored walks, parties, quiz nights, the selling of scrap metal, the toy tower and much more. We are so grateful to these guys and this is an amazing amount.
We were also able to discuss briefly our partnership and what we are looking to do in the New Year which is very exciting.
One of the main highlights for the project though has been the work placement that Sainsbury’s have offered. We now have 10 people that have secured jobs at Sainsbury’s through our partnership.