Help FareShare collect food donations in 11 Tesco stores across Hull and Humber

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National food redistribution charity FareShare is calling for volunteers in 11 Tesco stores across Hull and Humber from Thursday 3 to Saturday 5 December 2015 to help collect food donations for people in need this winter.

FareShare is working with Tesco and foodbank charity The Trussell Trust on the 7th Neighbourhood Food Collection – the biggest national food drive. The last collection in June 2015 collected enough food to make 3.6m meals.

All of the food donated will be delivered to FareShare’s Hull and Humber Regional Centre, which is run by the Goodwin Development Trust, before being redistributed to more than 105 charities and community organisations in the region that feed over 7,660 people each week.

The Tesco stores collecting on behalf of FareShare are:

  • Barton Upon Humber
  • Bridlington
  • Cleethorpes Extra
  • Filey
  • Goole Boothferry Road
  • Grimsby Extra
  • Hull
  • Market Rasen
  • Market Weighton
  • Scarborough
  • Withernsea

Clive Darnell, Manager of FareShare Hull and Humber, said: “Each volunteer can help us collect enough food for 500 meals in just three hours – and the more volunteers we have, the more food we can collect to help reach more people in need.

“It really is a fun and rewarding experience to be involved in one of the biggest food drives in the country and something that you can do with your family, friends and local community.”

To volunteer at the Neighbourhood Food Collection, find your closest store and register at

Wear it Pink!


On the 23rd October 2015, Goodwin hosted another charity event for breast cancer awareness.

Thank you for everyone’s support of either a donation, baking or buying.

We therefore raised: £72.63

Macmillan Coffee Morning


On the 25th September 2015, Goodwin hosted a coffee morning across three different sites. The donations were fantastic and we raised a substantial amount.

Fenchurch Nursery raised: £142.20

The Octagon Raised: £126.97

The Goodwin Centre raised: £181.81

Grand Total: £450.98

Thank you for everyone’s help in supporting this cause.


Goodwin’s Christmas Fair

christmas goodwin poster

Are you a crafty, creative person? Do you want to run a stall at our Christmas fair? If so then get in touch with us by emailing: The Christmas fair will be held in the octagon, down walker street, Hull on the 28th November 2015 from 11am-3pm.

We look forward to seeing you there!




Are you passionate about working with children?

Are you committed to providing high quality education and care? Studying and looking for work to fit round college or university? Can you be flexible and available at short notice?

If you’re answering yes to these, a job in our Childcare Support Team may be for you. Come along to one of our recruitment events to find out more and see what we an offer you.

The Octagon Nursery, Walker Street, Hull, HU3 2RA, 01482 594324 -Thursday 29th October 2015 (6pm – 8pm)

Fenchurch Nursery, Fenchurch St, Hull, HU5 IJF, 01482 497801 – Tuesday 3rd November 2015 (6pm –  8pm)

Plans to develop church into performance hub!


The Goodwin Development Trust has applied for funding to transform a former church on the Thornton Estate into a community and performance hub ahead of Hull being City of Culture in 2017.

Plans have been submitted to Hull City Council’s planning committee and a decision is expected in November.

Peter McGurn, Chief Executive, Goodwin Development Trust:

“Our aspirations are to develop the church into a community and performance hub in the run up to and beyond 2017. We’ve already had lots of positive feedback from theatrical and arts groups and our plan is to open up the church for rehearsals and performances for groups from across the country that might be coming to Hull for the City of Culture.

“There is also so much local talent that we’d like to support, such as Middle Child Theatre, who we already work closely with. 2017 is going to be such an opportunity and the legacy will be those local projects that thrive and grow beyond that, which is what we’re passionate about helping. Culture to me is about local people getting involved in things they wouldn’t ordinarily and opening up ‘the arts’ to everyday people.

“We’re currently in the process of bidding for funding to enable us to acquire and develop the church, which we’re hoping to hear back from in the next couple of months.”

Westhull FM launches today

WHCR is relaunched today as Westhull FM and is the only radio station in Hull which actually broadcasts from Hull all day and evening, and this week will be providing regular traffic and travel and other information updates about Hull Fair.