Free food and advice as Community Hub moves into its third year

  • Hub opens Monday to Friday from 10am to 12 noon
  • Community Bank on Monday-Wednesday
  • Free soup lunch on Thursdays

A Sittingbourne church remains committed to serving local people as Murston Community Hub celebrates its second birthday.

The Bishop of Dover, The Rt. Revd. Trevor Wilmott, presided over the grand opening at All Saints Church in Murston back in January 2014 . Since then many people have turned to the Hub for a number of reasons, as the Revd. Lesley Jones explained:

“We have learned a lot – there are people struggling with all sorts of issues from isolation and loneliness to debt, depression and domestic violence. Anyone can drop in for a hot drink and a chat, and we will do our best to help wherever we can. If we cannot help, we usually know someone that can. We hope the people we meet realise that they are not alone.”

The people of All Saints’ Church opened the Community Bank, a branch of Kent Savers Credit Union, at the Hub after talking with local people. The Bank helps families to get their finances under control through access to savings services and loans at reasonable interest rates to save people from turning to pay day lenders. And when it comes to tackling debt, the Hub’s community partner, Citizens Advice, continues to offer help with a range of issues from housing to employment.

Families with young children also have their own space in the Hub on Wednesday afternoons with “Little Saints” Toddler Group for the Under 5s. Parents and carers can get together while the children enjoy stories, snacks and music time. The Hub is also now offering a free soup lunch from 11am to 12pm on Thursdays.

Notes

  1. Click here for photos taken at the Hub.
  2. Lesley is available for interview – contact Anna Drew on 07753 454586
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