Wednesday, 28 August 2013


We are approaching the end of week 6 at Community YoungStars which has been great again this year thanks to all the wonderful volunteers from Chesterfield churches and support from local families. 

When John has finished his number crunching we'll be able to give you some facts and figures about those who have attended and volunteer hours put in but our success is really measured by smiles on the faces of children many of whom have returned day after day this summer.

Everyone involved is invited to our Grand Finale BBQ on Friday 30th August at The Annexe from 5-8pm. 
Come and celebrate another fun year of YoungStars.


Well it’s August already and the two Trussell Trust Foodbanks have made an impact in Chesterfield, both at The Gates and the Loundsley Green Community Centre.
Since opening just a couple of months ago we have
fed over 90 people and distributed over half a tonne of food. 
Many thanks to those of you who have signed up to be volunteers, those that have already given their time at one of the two venues and those who helped at the Asda food collection on 3rd August.

ASDA Collection
The Asda collection brought in nearly 0.5 tonne of food from the generous shoppers at the Sheffield Road branch. This was thanks to their Community Coordinator Bev ably helped by her young daughter.  Although not always so well off themselves the customers contributed generously, some even handing in bags of food.
Special thanks to the collectors who gave up their time, especially Naomi’s son who will make a great future salesperson, but also Tim and Naomi for organising.

The warehouse has now been cleared, its awaiting renovation work, decorating and a new security system to fit in with the owners premises. The cost of this will be borne out of the grants applied for amounting to
nearly £1,000. Hopefully this will be helped by future donations.

Ben Martin our coordinator is now a married man and living in Newbold with his new wife Kelly and stepson Levi.

Yvonne and Ben have been invited to a couple of churches for their services plus a Men’s Breakfast. Any other organisations doing anything?  Contact us if you would like a speaker to come along and present to
your group or organisation.

Volunteers Rota
Work in progress, please send your dates into Ben.

Volunteers Social
You are invited, with your families, to a get together at St Marks Vicarage
in Brampton on Saturday 14
th September 2:00 – 4:00pm.
It will be a Bring & Share event with plenty of garden space for everyone.
New Volunteers
There are some of you still waiting to take part in the volunteers training
and those of you who have gone through training for whom we haven’t
received your agreement forms. If you could let us know if you want to
be a trained volunteer for the future we can add you to our list.
NEW Phone
A deal has been struck with a local phone shop so our new contact
number is;
07984 589456
Are you a Secretary/Notetaker or a future Volunteers Coordinator?
These roles are not arduous and need filling.
Contact: Ben Martin – Coordinator -
07984 589456
Personal Twitter: @BenMartinBass
OBS Twitter: @OrderBlackSheep
DIARY Warehouse paint and set up in August
Stocking of Warehouse ready for winter
Tuesday & Fridays Food Distribution
Volunteers Social 14
th August
Join us on Facebook
August 2013

Monday, 12 August 2013


Since opening just a couple of months ago we have fed 73 people and distributed over half a tonne of food.  In order to keep doing this we are currently in desperate need of the following items: 
Tinned vegetables
Instant mash
Tinned fish
Thanks for all your support

Monday, 5 August 2013


We are now into week 3 at Queen's Park Annexe and YoungStars is going really well. The children are having a great time, mums and dads are getting a break and the volunteers keep coming back for more!  But we have 3 more weeks to go and we would appreciate some more volunteers to lend a hand.  Morning sessions are 10-12 noon and the afernoons are 2-4pm.
Contact me via the street pastors email address if you can offer a morning, a day or more.

Thursday, 1 August 2013


Chesterfield Food Bank will be collecting donations of food from the lovely customers of Asda on Saturday 10am - 3pm.  Volunteers are needed to hand out the shopping lists as people arrive and to collect their donations as they leave.

If you could help for an hour please contact Tim at: