Loveworks AGM: Great results and challenging times

Local charity, Loveworks announced their results yesterday evening with audited accounts published for year ending July 2016 and draft accounts for year ending July 2017 demonstrating a very stable financial outlook. To order a copy of the accounts, please email the team at info@loveworks.org.uk.

The charity has faced a very difficult year in 2017, with the loss of their home and storage for food bank services in the Merstham community and have been struggling to cope with an inadequate storage facility and a ‘temporary pop-up’ service for those living in food crisis.

The food bank service was still able to reach 1110 individuals including 367 children and will shortly be launching a new community café in Merstham at the new hub in Portland Drive, Merstham.

In addition to services supporting food poverty, the charity also helping older people to access opportunities to be social and active in and around the community and next year, has grand plans for a new project to develop this area of their work.

Resilience in our young adults is at an all time low and the Loveworks Way2Go project will support young adults as they transition from education into the world of work with professional life coaching skills to build confidence and long term resilience. This course is suitable for anyone aged 18-30 and is completely free. The project works closely with other local charitable organisations like the YMCA.

The charity announced plans to improve communications and to this end will have a dedicated area on the website so people will know how to access help for all social needs project areas.

Next year, Loveworks will celebrate 10 years helping people locally with projects to support the most basic of social needs. Help the charity to make it the best year ever and get involved with our work.

Thank you.

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