Schools are back, summer is drawing to a close and there’s been a lot of change at The Well over the last few months.
Our café and shop were able to re-open in April, along with other parts of the retail and leisure sectors, and business has been steady as things start to return to ‘normal’, with a few safety measures still in place for our customers, staff and volunteers.
Welcome to Christine and Nicky
We have a new Outreach Manager, Christine Faulconbridge (right in our photo), and a new café manager, Nicky Scarr. Both started with us recently.
Christine will be involved in working with partner agencies to develop services to support local people, especially those in our community that are vulnerable.
Our café remains a safe, social space where everyone is welcome for coffee (or tea), cake, a light lunch and a friendly chat. It was completely refurbished during the first lockdown and is a light, contemporary space with a lovely peaceful courtyard.
Clothing donations welcome
Our clothes shop provides low cost, good quality clothing for men, women and children in all sizes and styles. Donations can be dropped into the shop during opening hours.
Our food bank has been operating throughout the pandemic, and we are still helping local people by providing essential food and hygiene items to those in need.
Food donations can be dropped off at…
Thank you to everyone who has donated items to the food bank, and continue to do so. If you can support what we do, items can be placed in the basket (behind the checkouts) in the Co-op, in the basket at Kibworth Convenience Store on Fleckney Road, or dropped off to us in person between 10am and 12 noon, Monday to Friday at our hub at 47 High Street, which is next door to our café.
We now have a “book exchange” in the Co-op, where you can pick up a used book in return for a cash donation. You can also place your own books on the book shelves for others to do the same. Next time you’re in the Co-op, why not have a browse yourself?
Over the coming weeks and months we will be working to develop new services and expand some of our existing ones, which will be exciting and challenging in equal measure.
The Well operates day-to-day thanks to the hard work and commitment of our volunteers who run the café, shop and food bank. We’re always looking to welcome new volunteers to join us and can offer a variety of roles. If you would like to apply to be a volunteer, please pop in for a chat and pick up an application form or download one from our website.
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We look forward to welcoming you through our door soon.
The Well, 45 High Street, Kibworth.