Beacon of Light

From Mon 5 – Tue 6 April the Tyndale Monument will be lit in recognition of the work that GL11 has done and continues to do during the pandemic. Thank you to all of our staff, volunteers and the wider community for supporting our work over the last year. ❤️

Help During Lockdown, We Are Here For You

Help during lockdown – Please don’t feel alone, we are here for you with:


*Practical help – Food shopping and prescription collection for anyone shielding or isolating (Tues & 
Thurs), benefits & money advice, employment support

* Emotional support & a listening ear

* Help connecting you to other people – please don’t feel isolated, we can help you connect with others

* Emergency Foodbank (Tues/Thurs)

Please give us a call, we will do our best to help – 01453 548530

Half Term Hunger Update

***Half Term Hunger at GL11***

Thursday, 12pm – Gov. update causes widespread Half term Hunger concerns.

Friday, 9am – GL11 mobilise community response.

Weekend! – Council funding secured, distribution strategy finalised.

Mon, 9am – With GL11, SDC funding and Public donations over 1800 critical food items amassed.

Tues, 9am – more than 300 children’s lunches packed for local delivery… and counting!

A massive thank you to our fabulous community for all your help!

 

Chris Sandys reflects on his two weeks in and around Cam & Dursley

“I’m super-encouraged by the rich community I experienced, the warm welcome I received and the wonderful people I met.”

Following two brilliant weeks at the GL11 Community Hub, I’m now back at BBC Glos HQ and missing you all.

Thank you SO much to the many people who recommended people and places, gave up time to meet me, shared their stories and added a lot of life to our radio airwaves.

Sadly there were dozens of people and places I wasn’t able to get round in the time I had, for which I’m sorry; I could literally only scratch the surface of the area in the two weeks I had.

Finally, if you’d like to take an interest in the lives of some of the people who bring life to Cam and Dursley, you’ll find a growing collection of audio interviews here – please do check ’em out:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p080pkx9

Thanks again, and please be encouraged – you live in a brilliant part of Gloucestershire 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽
Chris, BBC Radio Gloucestershire