Borderlands Appeal

NEWS FROM BORDERLANDS Many parishioners will remember that not, long ago, Borderlands was our Parish Project. During this Covid time work has continued but is adapted to the circumstances. Volunteers make frequent solidarity phone calls to self-isolating members, and the mentoring project continues by phone or meetings in an outside space. Food parcels are prepared and either collected by members or delivered by volunteers and, at this point in time, Borderlands is the only organization in Bristol delivering food. Every Tuesday a hot meal is prepared for take away. English classes are given via Zoom, Skype and WhatsApp. Fresh food that is near its sell by date is donated by various supermarkets and local businesses but store cupboard stocks are getting low and Borderlands would be grateful for donations of tins of tomatoes, kidney beans, chickpeas, tinned fish, tinned vegetables, rice, pasta, cereals, tea, coffee, sugar, salt, onions, garlic, basic toiletries etc. Cath Elms will be in St Patrick’s Church carpark on Friday 4 December, Wednesday 9 December and Friday 11 December from 11am until 12 noon for anyone who would like to donate. Thank you.