Foodbank ‘on a cliff edge’

WOKING Foodbank is “on a cliff edge” as the cost-of-living crisis begins to bite. Project co-ordinator Alison Buckland’s stark assessment of the outlook for the charity comes with inflation running at a... Read more »

Selfless Trudi is overwhelmed by accolade

A WOMAN who has collected several tons of donations for Woking Foodbank and cheered up the village during the pandemic has been voted Brookwood Person of the Year. Trudi Fletcher was awarded... Read more »

Busy Christmas for Woking Foodbank

WOKING Foodbank reported another busy Christmas with 232 referrals to the charity last month, up 14% on December 2020. The number of adults and children provided with food was almost identical to... Read more »

Financial pressures sees council cut grants to community groups

WOKING Council’s Executive has agreed funding cuts of nearly 20% to community and voluntary organisations for the next financial year. The borough council’s Community Grants scheme, to which local groups demonstrating substantial... Read more »

Trudi smashes festive fundraising target

TREATS are stacking up in support of a Brookwood woman’s quest to make sure Woking Foodbank has supplies for the needy families it supports over Christmas. Trudi Fletcher is delighted at the... Read more »

Store agrees Christmas pud donation after sunflower display is killed

MORRISONS is to donate puddings for a foodbank’s Christmas lunch as a penance for a community sunflower-planting project at its Woking branch being inadvertently ruined by weedkiller. The flower seedlings were put... Read more »

Slow cooker scheme to provide meals for struggling families

NEEDY families are being provided with slow cookers to help them prepare nutritious meals by an initiative set up by a couple from Horsell. John and Janet Thurston came up with the... Read more »

Be a Woking Foodbank Valentine

WOKING families in need are to be given chocolate treats alongside essential food and other goods in a campaign to coincide with Valentine’s Day. The initiative is the idea of Andy Berriman,... Read more »

Foodbank says thanks for ‘wonderful support’ over holiday period

FOOD and essential supplies for 546 adults and children were sent out by Woking Foodbank last month. The charity, which received 192 referrals of people in need of support during December, also... Read more »

Countess on packing line for festive treats

THE Countess of Wessex has helped volunteers at The Lighthouse in Woking to pack more than 1,000 parcels with Christmas presents and treats for people in financial difficulty. The town centre hub,... Read more »