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Please check back here every so often for our latest news and updates on what’s happening at Karis Neighbour Scheme. If you’d like to sign up for our e-newsletter you can click here.


We’re now producing quarterly e-newsletters. See our April newsletter here.


Thank you to everyone who voted for us in the LoveBrum awards in the past week, we’re excited that we came top and received the award of £2,000 towards our Karis BeFriends work with older people. The funding helped support Christmas gift bags for the people we befriend and will help us take people out and about in the coming year.

To find out more about LoveBrum and to see our cause page click on the image below.


We’ll be sending out e-newsletters from this month, if you’d like to sign up to be on our mailing list you can find the sign-up form here. We expect to send out one newsletter a quarter, although there might be one-off mailings from time to time if we’ve got some exciting or important news to share.



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.

Time for Tea 10 Year Anniversary on Vimeo



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.