OUR WARM SPACE
Every Wednesday we offer you a Warm Space to meet new friends and neighbours in the comfort and warmth of The St Hugh's Centre. Perhaps you are feeling a bit lonely or are struggling to heat your home or buy food. Perhaps you would just like to sit and chat with local people or read the paper. Our Warm Space offers breakfast (9am to 10.30am) and lunch (12noon to 1pm) and is open from 9am for 1pm for snacks and warm drinks on a free or pay-as-you-feel basis. Breakfast is toasted teacakes, crumpets and warm drinks and lunch is usually soup and a roll followed by cake and biscuits.
St Hugh's operates a small food bank for residents of the Baildon community. We can help if you are unable to feed yourself and/or your family. It may be issues with debt, an unexpected bill, problems with benefits or loss of employment. Call us on 07421 328187 if you need to claim a 3-day food parcel. You may need to leave a message but we will ring you back to arrange a collection time (collections take place on Wednesday of each week). We will just need to know why you find yourself in food crisis and ensure you are eligible to claim.
Donations - We gratefully welcome any donations of non-perishable food items. There is a donation box inside the entrance to St Hugh's and also boxes outside St James's Church (Kirklands Lane) and St John's Church (Baildon village centre). We welcome, for example:
Tins of meat, fish, potatoes, baked beans, vegetables, fruit, custard, spaghetti/pasta
Jars of pasta sauce, coffee, jam
Packets of rice, pasta, teabags, cereal, biscuits, crisps
UHT milk, toiletries, toilet roll, household cleaning items, clothes wash, pet food, dilute juice.
If you would like to make a financial donation, please use the following bank details:
Account number: 60830739 Sort code: 20-11-81 Account name: St Hugh's Centre. Please reference your payment 'Food Bank' so that we can ringfence your donation. Financial donations help us to buy any shortfalls in particular food items and occasionally we make payments directly to claimants' utility providers when electricity and gas run out.
JOLLY TOTS TODDLERS
We offer a pre-school play session every Thursday in term time from 9.15am to 10.45am. It costs £1.50 for a parent and child, 50p for any additional children. See our Facebook page for more information.