As the anniversary of the first lockdown passes, Buxton Advertiser take a look back at the past year, the impact the pandemic as had on our town, and how community spirit it has been generated. It says: “One of the earliest indications of that spirit was the Street by Street…
Hello! We are Anna, Claire and Caitlin
Thank you for visiting our website. After setting up the Buxton Street by Street COVID-19 Support group up on Facebook on March 16th, Anna Watson was quickly joined by Claire Mitchell and Caitlin Bisknell who have been instrumental in building it into what it has become
Notable successes to date have been after inviting just 100 friends to the Facebook group, there are now 2,744 members; there have been 3,800 posts, and we have 100 volunteers performing a multitude of tasks..
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Buxton Street by Street are now working with CONNEX community support
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AUGUST 2021 UPDATE!
Connex and #BuxtonStreetbyStreet are delighted to announce that we have been given a further grant of £34,140 from The National Lottery Community Fund to carry on working in partnership with Buxton Street by Street for another 9 months!
This is fabulous news, as BSBS and their volunteers have been doing such wonderful things in the community throughout the pandemic. And now there’s chance to spend the next 9 months doing even more!
To find out how you could be involved, why not call Connex on 01298 23970 or contact BSBS through their Facebook group or here, via our Contact pages.
Picture shows l to r: Street by Street volunteers Andrea Lewis and Maddison Coke, BSBS coordinator Caitlin Bisknell, volunteer Stacey Hawtin, BSBS coordinator Anna Watson, volunteer Celia Dunk, BSBS coordinator Claire Mitchell, and volunteers Richard Pattrick, Maisie Watson and Olive Madhok.a
About The Breadline
The Breadline is a new hardship fund currently in development, which aims to support the people of Buxton by providing a local line of defence against hardship. Supported by Buxton Street by Street and Connex Community Support, The Breadline is being led by Carolyn Kidd, owner of The Tradesman’s Entrance Café. Carolyn has volunteered with Street by Street since March 2020, and for the last six years has opened her café on Christmas day to provide Christmas meals and a social day for people with nowhere else to go at Christmas.
In 2020, the coronavirus pandemic increased the need for hardship support, as well as isolation support on Christmas Day. Over Christmas 2020, Carolyn and her team of volunteers provided 50 food hampers to families as well as delivering over 150 Christmas dinners to families and individuals on their own or facing hardship. It was clear that there was an even greater need for hardship support and so The Breadline was born.
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