Please check back here every so often for our latest news and updates on what’s happening at Karis Neighbour Scheme.
We’re pleased to announce that Maddy Bunker has joined our team as our new CEO. Becky Cuthbert stood down from the post earlier this year, although remains on board as a trustee. We’ll be sending out an e-mail update soon with more of an introduction for Maddy as well as some more of our latest news, so if you’d like to be kept up to date with our news do let us know by e-mailing us Here.
Time for Tea, our regular Sunday afternoon tea event that takes place at the Onneley Centre in Harborne, celebrated 10 years this month. Churchcentral partner with us in running the event and they produced this great video which captures some of the difference Time for Tea has mades for some of the hundreds of people who’ve attended over the past decade.
Baby Bank Central has been flourishing during it’s time sharing space with Birmingham Central Foodbank, but sadly, as they are leaving their premises we have also had to move out and find a new home. We’re now located at Unit 8, The Square, 111 Broad Street, B15 1AS and want to say a huge thank you to all the volunteers and kind people who helped do all the heavy lifting to relocate all our shelves and donated items. We’re now set up and will be operating from The Square from the time being.
We thought you might appreciate these knitted teddy bears that have been made by one of the older people we support. They made them and donated them for us to help raise funds for the Karis BeFriends project. Lots of them have gone already but we have a few left so if you’d be interested in getting your hands on one do get in touch.
We have just changed our phone numbers, you can now get hold of us on 0121 455 7524 for our main office and if you need to contact the Ladywood Community Advice project they are reachable on 0121 454 8994.
We’ve recently launched a new job club in partnership with Jericho, Suited for Success and St John’s & St Peter’s Church. The job club will be running every Wednesday in the Digital Den at the Ladywood Health & Community Centre, B16 8RP. This is alongside our community advice work and we can help if you’re looking for work, need help updating your CV, getting ready for interviews or are looking for training or volunteering opportunities. You can find out more at our facebook page – www.facebook.com/ladywoodjobclub/