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From Foodbank to Funded From Foodbank to Funded
Two recent Purple Shoots borrowers have proved the model we have been developing for working with local churches to combat poverty. It draws on the great things that churches have to offer – a pool of skilled and well connected people, especially amongst their retired members, buildings in the centre of communities, and a commitment to respect and help those who are struggling. I hope that this success will encourage other churches to join in. Purple Shoots has an office in St Catherine’s Church in the centre of Pontypridd. The church is a distribution point for Foodbank and also runs a...
Purple Shoots at the Cardiff Christmas Market Purple Shoots at the Cardiff Christmas Market
Purple Shoots is running a double stall at the Cardiff Christmas Market! We will be showcasing the amazing products of some of our incredibly talented borrowers and self-reliant groups. From Thursday 12 November, when the Christmas lights go on in Cardiff, until Saturday 21 November, we’ll be on Trinity Street, outside House of Fraser. For Christmas shopping that combines supporting brilliant craftspeople from the Valleys and South Wales, beautiful one-off pieces and boosting your local economy, come and pay us a visit! Whose work are we promoting? Wooden Wonders Wales Rachel and her husband offer custom-made pet furniture and furniture for the home - From...

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