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Summer Newsletter 2022

The Social Action Hub brings people together by organising social action projects and delivering services that make a difference to our local community. Our staff and volunteers have been working hard this month to do so, here is an update!

We would just like to thank you all for your continued support.


What's been happening?

Community Conscious

We have been involved in many different events this month, including Blidfest and Renfest which were fantastic community events. We ran a Community Litter pick in May, cleaning up part of the Rainworth Water stream that runs along Rufford Colliery Lane (Pit Lane).

Kai and Alex our Park Rangers are out litter picking every week. They had a special mention and thank you from our local community which was posted online to say thank you.

Our youth clubs for both Under 12’s and Over 12’s has now become free for all.

Why not encourage your friends to get involved with us and join in on all the fun and activities we have going on throughout each week? Youth Club runs each week during term time.

Wednesdays 4.30 – 6.30 at The Social Action Hub, Rainworth.

Mondays 4.30-6.30 at St Andrews Mission Hall, Blidworth and

The Social Supermarket

The Social Action Hub is a local authority registered Food Hub providing a range of services including Free School Meals during summer holidays, The countries first 'Youth Fridge', which provides free food to young people and emergency food parcels for those most vulnerable and isolated.

The Social Supermarket which is open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 10-2 and on Wednesday 4-7. Find out more about The Social Supermarket and the work of Team Foodshare in tackling food waste and ending food insecurity click on the Link to the facebook page here.

Education, Employment and Skills

Career Action Plus (CAP) runs every Thursday 10-2, which helps individuals achieve their goals in pursuing their chosen career choice. This will also be continuing throughout June & July. Details of sessions are shared on our Facebook page.

If you would like to speak to someone about job seeking, CV's, use of laptops to make applications, courses, qualifications, volunteering or work experience please email or call Daisy on 01623 490498 to find out more.

What's new?

M.E.A.L.S - Meet, Eat, Affordable, Living & Socialising

M.E.A.L.S is back, running every fourth Thursday of the month to encourage social eating and there to help fight food insecurity. Our next event is on the 28th July, and its Portuguese style. menu. It is £3.50 for adults and a small plate is just £1.75.

The school holidays are creeping up which means PLAYSCHEME is back! We have a bunch of fun themes and activities planned throughout August. This includes trips which you can book through our Social Media Pages.

Summer Playscheme!!

Our summer playscheme is back and starts Monday 1st August. We are providing free lunches to children in receipt of Free School Meals through our Local Authority funding HAF (holiday activities and food programme). Here's our timetable......

Forest School Fridays

This is a brand new project this summer. We are aiming to encourage resilience, confidence, independence and creativity through the use of the all the woodlands nearby.

Every Friday afternoon we will be running a special forest school activity, this must be booked separately. There is no extra charge, but we need to know in advance how many resources are required. Sessions will be run by 2 Forest School Leaders.

To book sessions please click on the links below OR call 01623 490498

Detached Youth Sessions - SHMOO... School Holidays, Movement in the Open Outdoors

These sessions start on the 3rd August and are aimed at young people aged 12+, but all are welcome. Sessions are based outside and include sports, team games as well as advice and guidance from trained youth workers about substance misuse, bullying and signposting to other services for education, employment and mental health.


Our thanks and gratitude

Thank you to all of our generous donations and support we have received. A special thank you to:

  • 776 Dance Studios

  • Adam Burns

  • Steve Milusood

  • Python Hill School

  • Kellie Samuels

  • Blidfest - Jon Rea, John Wyke Smith, The Bird in Hand and the Team for choosing us as a charity to fundraise for.

  • John and Linda Parker for our much needed door stops!

We'd also like to give a big shout out to Daisy who has attended to event this month to raise awareness of the Social Action Hub, one at the Co-op at Castlewood where she delivered a presentation on our Food Hub and Social Supermarket and the second at Joseph Whitaker School for the COVID remembrance event.

Thanks to our wonderful team of volunteers who work so hard to make a difference to the work we do, from delivering emergency food parcels, to collecting food from stores and distributing it.

We've been extremely busy delivering projects and all staff have had to go the extra mile in picking up tasks and activities that wouldn't normally be on their job description. Team Work Makes Dreams Work, and they all deserve a round of applause for their dedication to our lovely charity.

A special thanks to Georgia, who has embraced her new role as our Team Foodshare Co-ordinator. There's a lot going on in relation to our food provision, its a big job! You're positive energy has made a great impact on our team, thank you!


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