Last week saw the inception of Hub and Spoke, the brain-child of the Director of FareShare South West, at the St Jude’s Depot. Representatives of interested community projects joined us along with some FareShare South West old hands in the guise of our amazing volunteers, Alan of Wild Goose fame and our newest board of trustees’ member Katie Harwood.
The very best ideas are those with simplicity at the foundation: Simply put FSSW (as the Hub) will be supporting several new charities across the West (the spokes) whilst they get their feet on the ground during their initial year. The first of these, introduced at the launch by Jacqui Reeves is Transition Bath.
Under the steady leadership of Rebecca Sarll, Transition Bath opened its doors last November with its mission to make the community in and around Bath more sustainable. Rebecca explained how her first year had been a whirlwind of meeting and visiting with projects in Bath who may have an interest in receiving regular food trays from FSSW.
FareShare South West are also looking forward to the addition of a second spoke FareShare of Gloucester which will be headed up by Malcolm Nunn and goes live this November – watch this space – literally as our website is about to expand!