ABOUT - our journey so far
Hadleigh Foodbank Charity was founded in 2020 and has continued working hard with the assistance of our members and volunteers to help individuals in our local area.
Our work has evolved over recent years and due to the growth of the Charity, it became apparent that the name Hadleigh Foodbank Charity did not fit with all that we do, as we have diversified our support in so many ways. The name of our Charity was changed to Fresh Start Charity as of 30th March 2022.
The main objective now is working with young adults aged 16-24 that are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), hence the need to change the Charity’s name to better reflect all that it now offers.
Since we opened our new shop "Fresh Start & Coffee" in Carr Street, Ipswich in May 2022, we have taken on over 30 young adults to participate in our programme. This provides work experience and transferable skills into hospitality and the retail work place environment. The Ipswich programme demonstrates there is a need for this project to help these juniors gain confidence and improve their self esteem. Anyone who is aged 16-24 can apply to be part of this programme, for further information please click on the link below.
Can you help us?
Fresh Start Charity is looking for Trustees who are willing to support the Charity as we look to expand in the near future. This role would require you to attend quarterly meetings and an AGM and be able to make decisions on behalf of the Charity.
Fresh Start Charity is looking for volunteers to work in our Ipswich Shop. If you are someone who would be willing to sort through our donations of clothes and bric a brac, then please get in touch. If you have DIY skills and can put flat packed furniture together or utilise spare pieces of furniture to create new furniture, that would be a huge help. In return we offer a great atmosphere, free lunch and hot drinks - it’s a way to meet new people of all ages and do something special to help your local community.
If you are interested in working with Fresh Start Charity, please get in touch using the contact form below, we would love to hear from you.
Meet the Team
Angela grew up in Hadleigh, Essex and is now funnily enough residing here in Hadleigh, Suffolk. She has three children, Hollie, Connor and Ellie. Angela’s career has been mainly in Sales and Marketing until she had to retire due to health in January 2019. But as Angela doesn’t like sitting down, she decided to campaign to become a Town Councillor and was elected in May 2019.
In September 2020 she became the Deputy Mayor. In July 2019 Angela joined the original Hadleigh Foodbank as her passion to help others and support her community was quite apparent. With a fantastic amount of support from volunteers the Foodbank became a Charity and has diversified into what it is today - Fresh Start Charity.
Senior Sales Assistant
Delivery & Collections Driver
Delivery & Collections Support
If you need any of our services or would like to volunteer, please contact us!