We have supported Afghan refugee families placed in Leek, working in partnership with Staffordshire County Council and Refugee Action. We also work closely with the local Ukraine Support Group supporting Ukrainian refugees, providing financial and volunteering support, and hosting an anniversary vigil.
We support a number of local charities on an ongoing basis. These include:
• Leek and District Foodbank – helping local people in crisis www.leekdistrict.foodbank.org.uk
• ASHA – a local charity supporting asylum-seekers and refugees in North Staffordshire www.asha-uk.org.uk
• Humankind (Staffordshire Treatment and Recovery Service – STARS) – supporting people recovering from drugs or alcohol issues” www.humankindcharity.org.uk
• @21 Leek Town Centre Youth Project – supporting young people www.at21.org.uk
• Totally Locally Leek – we support the local economy through purchasing locally wherever possible www.totallylocallyleek.com

We support different local charities through our Festival Appeals at Easter and Christmas each year. In recent years, we have supported:
• Easter 2017 – Borderland Voices – promoting mental health through the arts www.borderlandvoices.org.uk
• Christmas 2017 – Homestart Staffordshire Moorlands – supporting local families www.homestartsm.org.uk
• Easter 2018 – Rudyard Sailability – promoting sailing for people living with disability www.rudyardsailability.org.uk
• Christmas 2018 – Staffordshire Sexual Health Charity (formerly Staffordshire Buddies) www.sshcharity.co.uk
• Easter 2019 – Voice of Hope – a Stoke-on-Trent-based charity raising awareness and working to end modern-day slavery www.voiceofhope.org.uk
• Christmas 2019 – Walk Ministries – a Stoke-on-Trent-based charity providing rehabilitation, housing and support for released prisoners www.walkministries.org.uk
• Easter 2020 – Church closed due to Covid pandemic
• Christmas 2020 – Lifeworks – supporting people in Staffordshire with autism spectrum conditions www.lifeworksstaffordshire.org.uk
• Easter 2021 – Number 11 – a Stoke-on-Trent-based charity supporting people with complex needs www.number11.org.uk
• Christmas 2021 – Citizens Advice, Leek – providing local people with information and advice www.snscab.org.uk
• Easter 2022 – Rethink North Staffordshire – supporting people with mental illness – www.rethink.org.uk
• Christmas 2022 – Leek and District Foodbank – helping local people in crisis www.leekdistrict.foodbank.org.uk
• Easter 2023 – Windmills – bereavement support for children and young people in Staffordshire www.windmillscharity.org.uk

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