Common As Buckley

2 Goodgymers helped their local community in Barnsley

Wednesday 26th July 2023

Report written by James Smith

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We had a lovely short sharp run up to Buckley Methodist Church to aid with food and drink distribution to the local needy. Met by Peter and Jo we immediately set about making up the bags that would later be given out at the hatch. We also made sure there were enough stocks of sandwiches and flasks of tea, coffee and hot chocolate. After a few minutes it was time to open up shop.

On the hot drink desk

On the front desk we took the names and orders of the clients and handed out the desired items. The choices were for the type of hot drink and sandwich alongside the standard items- a bag of biscuits, a packet of crisps, a juice box and a couple of chocolate bars. Behind the scenes people were constantly making up new flasks of hot drinks and topping up the supply of bags ready to be handed out. It was action stations for a few minutes before the rush of clients turned into a trickle and things became more relaxed.

After all clients were served we cleared the kitchen ready for the following day and set off back to Glasshouse for stretches.

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Providing a hot meal and support for the homeless, addicted and those in need.

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Kirsty Harding
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