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Chief Executives Challenge – WR2 to K2

For 2020 our Chief Executive Mel Kirk has decided to set herself a challenge while raising much needed funds for Maggs. The final part of this will be a trek in Pakistan later in the year. Mel sustained a foot injury in 2018 after walking the Worcestershire way, and when she did another 20 mile walk before recovering she broke 2 of the tendons. Now that she has healed she has decided that it is…
17th January 2020
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The Big Worcester Sleep Out!

Wow! Is all I can say! What a success that night was. I think it is safe to say that it was a fantastic turnout, with 100+ sleepers braving a cold wet evening to join us at Sixways. Turning up after work to bed down for the night and setting up their sleeping bags all over the South Stand. It quickly became crowded, and while the rough offered some protection from the elements, the wind…
11th April 2019
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Maggs – A Lasting Influence!

It is always nice to hear about the impact Maggs has had on individuals, whether this be service users, volunteers or staff. Check out the email we received last week from Phil. My name is Phil Hodgson and I am a psychotherapist who once did a little work at Maggs, about eight years ago. Today I work with the homeless and at risk of homeless in Greater Toronto, Canada. I supervise a team of sixteen…
4th November 2017
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Queens Award for Voluntary Service

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups. As part of the above award, Mel Kirk (Manager) and Sue Osborne (Vice Chair) attended a garden party at Buckingham palace on Tuesday 24th May 2016. We caught…
14th June 2016
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Mel’s story

I have been working for Maggs for almost half of its existence; 13 years working at Maggs on June 23rd. So why did IĀ get involved with Maggs? I started off volunteering for Maggs, twice a week to help out in the kitchen. I remember food then was very basic and Sunday dinner was soup and mashed potato and there were only 3 volunteers in total. The position of volunteer co-ordinator was being advertised when I…
16th May 2016