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Hot Square Meal Project – Final Report

Hot Square Meal Project – Report On Weds 25th March our worker sent round an email asking how we could invest some of our money as a way to help out the community in this difficult time. Within a few hours we had come up with a project idea to provide hot square meals to
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Square hot meal project reaches 50 meals in under a week!

In response to the coronavirus lockdown we quickly came up with a project that provided people in need with a regular hot square meal. We were able to call on some local supporters who joined as volunteers and found a local business in Riverbank Cafe that we could purchase meals from. We’re working with Compassionate
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Good work Red Box project!

Our Dragons’ Den winner, Jen Hird, has made a massive difference to the community with her Red Box project. She spent her winnings on providing menstrual supplies to the local schools to help counter “period poverty” in a discreet way. The presence of the box in schools has also helped the schools start more conversations
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Running For Belief

John Reynolds is a man on a mission. He wants to help children and their parents to improve their confidence, especially around health and wellbeing. John is an enthusiastic runner and has committed a lot of his time towards a very popular local running club that he set up called Westfield TT… now he’s taking
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Supporting Independence and Life Skills

The Radstock & Westfield Big Local’s Dragons’ Den is a brilliant event where people can showcase their passion and ideas for the community. Local people present their amazing project ideas and local people decide which projects receive Big Local funding. We are excited that we have helped local people to deliver over 70 projects that
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Community Kitchen Survey

SURVEY NOW CLOSED. The feedback received will help us to make a decision on the options for investing in a community training kitchen. If you are a resident of Radstock or Westfield (inc. Tyning, Haydon, Clandown, Writhlington) we really need your help! Please can you take a few minutes to complete this survey – and
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Launch of Plan 2 – 2019 to 2022

We were recently given the good news that our community investment plan for 2019 to 2022 (Plan 2) has been endorsed by our funders (Local Trust), with a proviso that we can access the community kitchen funds should our business plan demonstrate need and value. The beginning of the new plan is great because we can
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Walking Festival in Radstock & Westfield

The Somer Valley Walking Festival gave a great pitch to the voting public at Dragons’ Den 5 and were awarded funds towards promoting the festival to our community. They wrote in to let us know how it went: All the events ( opening talk, short walks , longer walks and family walk and art walk) 
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