Love Rubery has managed to help 100 people with food parcels since being set up.
We have – with the gracious help of our provision partners – issued over 100 food parcels to those in need in and around Rubery.
We have issued far less than the bigger charities and organisations in the area which presents us with the stark reality of the situation we currently live in.
Though through camaraderie, support, teamwork and togetherness we have been able to help 100 people in Rubery with much needed food parcels, helped others with simple conversations and even helped get a plumber out to a vulnerable person.
The original idea for Love Rubery was to be a business listing website with the proceeds going to running an annual Rubery event and setting up community projects. However, when Cllr Adrian Kriss approached Alex Metcalfe requesting support in any way – it was clear that Love Rubery had to change direction and launch earlier to support those in need.
Now Love Rubery is on its way to becoming a Charitable Organisation and when we are through Covid-19, the aim is to continue supporting the local community in a similar fashion as well as setting up training courses in various fields with the support of local musicians, artists, ICT professionals, libraries and even a magician!
Love Rubery has been able to help the community because of the amazing work of our Provision Partners – Newstarts and Northfield Community Partnership – and the support of the two Rubery councillors both putting party differences aside to work together Cllr Adrian Kriss and Cllr Peter McDonald, as well as, the initial sponsorship from Webmidlands.com
The thank yous do not end there. The full list of thankyous:
- Trish Taylor for setting up the Rubery Covid Support Facebook Group.
- St Chad’s Church and Rev. Claire Turner.
- Northfield Community Partnership.
- Newstarts – namely Joanna Dervisoglu and Marion Kenyon.
- Councillor Adrian Kriss.
- District Councillor Peter McDonald.
- Bromsgrove District Council.
- Birmingham Councillors, Cllr Simon Morrall and Cllr Oliver Armstrong
- Age UK South Birmingham.
- The local community spreading the word.
We want to do more and we want to grow for the community once we are through the current pandemic so if you can spare a few pennies to pop in the Love Rubery pot then fill in the form below.
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