Since their last update, the Trowbridge Future team have continued to remain busy working from home, doing everything possible to support the local community by collecting and distributing regular food donations from supermarkets to those most vulnerable, in addition to collecting and delivering prescription items. Items of food generously donated by Marks & Spencer and Lidl have been given to the team to pass on to a Trowbridge hostel for the homeless, and they were delighted to receive the generous donation of a loan car from Arval for three months to support them during these unprecedented times.
They are regularly calling some of the Community Hub visitors to “check-in” with them and to establish whether there is anything further that can be done to support them, and to direct them to local service providers.
The children who attend Trowbridge Future’s youth groups were delighted to receive a doorstep delivery containing an Easter Egg and fun activity pack during the Easter holidays, and during Volunteers Week in early June, all of the organisation’s volunteers were visited at their homes and given a thank- you gift.
When the Community Hub eventually re-opens, Trowbridge Future will be keen to recruit new volunteers. In return for giving their time, they will gain access to a variety of online training courses at no charge, along with a DBS Certificate. This helps individuals gain a sense of pride in their achievements, whilst also boosting their self-esteem. Trowbridge Future would also be interested to hear from anyone who has any specific skills that they would like to share.
Trowbridge Future looks forward to opening its doors and welcoming everyone soon.