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BLAENAU GWENT FOODBANK ON THE MOVE

7th August 2018

We are excited to announce that our Ebbw Vale Foodbank Distribution Centre and HQ presently based at the Festival Church Ebbw Vale is moving to a new centre. Today (2nd Aug) will be the last day of serving our clients at Festival Church and our doors will close at 4pm following a long 10 years of serving our clients there. We wish to give thanks to the Trustees of Festival Church Trust Ltd namely John and Dale Curtis and their son Adrian Curtis who all spearheaded this adventure as the first Trussell Trust Foodbank in Wales in 2008. Also thanks to Marilyn Harry and the Love Wales Team lately who have taken over the premises for their exciting pioneering evangelistic work in Wales, as they have helped and bared with us in this transition period.

Our Warehouse has already been moved to The Christian Centre in Ebbw Vale Town (alongside the old Leisure Centre and Job Centre Plus offices) some weeks now and from next week Tuesday 7th August our Ebbw Vale Foodbank Distribution Centre will be trialled and opening with new hours. We will be open both on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the same times of 1pm to 4pm. As we start a new chapter in our lives we thank Pastor Jason Pennington and his Church leaders and members for accommodating us at this new venue which we hope will be more accessible to clients. Foodbank vouchers and issuing of Fuelbank vouchers will still be carried out at this new centre and any donations of food can be brought during our opening hours.

A new set of Trustees are presently taking over the Trussell Trust franchise for Blaenau Gwent Foodbank under a new charity been set up. This initially has been facilitated by churches of Ebbw Vale Churches Together but will also include in the future other churches in the Blaenau Gwent area and we will keep you informed of developments.
Our new address will be The Christian Centre, Crown Buildings, Off Cemetery Road, Ebbw Vale, NP23 6YQ
Email address stays the same: info@blaenaugwent.foodbank.org.uk
Tel. Contact for time being:
Amanda Davies – Project Manager 07546647303
Wayne Evans – Management and Media Team 07812425130
Please bear with us as we settle down in our new venue and we look forward to serving our clients who are in crisis. Please like and share this post to your friends and let everybody know of the changes. Our website and Twitter will be changed soon. Many thanks.

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