1/ Peace Sunday is 14th January, there will be a 2nd a display & 2nd collection on that Sunday, also white poppies will be available.
2/ Transition Town next Repair Café will be on Saturday 27th January 2024 – Friends/Quaker Meeting House, 34 Mill Rd, Worthing, BN11 5DR from 10am – 4pm. They are fully booked for electrical repairs already, but if you have any other type of repair that needs doing, you can secure a place at: https://www.ttworthing.org/repair-cafe/
3/ Live Simply Tip of the Week Cut down meat eating or eliminate altogether, and cut down on dairy foods, and on all food waste.
4/ SHOUT Worthing Soup Kitchen I would like to thank you all for your support throughout 2023 it has been greatly appreciated. Our hub has been open and trading for 14 weeks and we are now in the position where we are going to be able to take on a full time Manager
We are in the process of securing another lease for 219 Tarring Road – here we will have a permanent home for our food pantry and community fridge. We have secured a year’s funding from Southern Housing to do this. This will enable us to open more often and tackle food waste better in our community.
We are going to run half of the new premises as a charity shop – that should enable us to raise enough finances to cover the following year’s rent as everyone knows – the food pantry will not make any money but cost us financially.
We will do our best to make this new venture work.
Here is to the New Year and I wish you all the best for your 2024 adventures!
Khristina McCormack on behalf of SHOUT https://www.worthingsoupkitchen.co.uk/
5/ The UN COP28 climate summit ended with 200 governments agreeing a call to “transition away from fossil fuels” The first time all governments have formally acknowledged this. Pope Francis called for urgent action urging world leaders to commit to moving away from fossil fuels and to provide urgent help to people in countries that have contributed least to the climate crisis but are the ones being hardest hit. https://cafod.org.uk/news