Ruth Cadbury Praises Work of Clayponds Volunteers

MP recently paid a visit to foodbank at local community centre

Ruth Cadbury (right) with volunteers at the Clayponds Community Centre
Ruth Cadbury (right) with volunteers at the Clayponds Community Centre


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February 22, 2024

Brentford & Isleworth MP, Ruth Cadbury, had words of praise for residents and volunteers at the Clayponds Community Centre after a recent visit.

She came along on 13 February to see for herself the hard work and dedication that the volunteers put in to support members of the community at the weekly foodbank held on Tuesdays.

Local residents who turned up were able to take home a bag of fresh food supplied by The Felix Project charity to help them with the cost-of-living. No referral is needed.

The weekly session has been running since December 2023 and also provides the opportunity for local residents to speak with various support agencies, including from Hounslow Community solutions, Hounslow Housing, Community Police and Health Outreach.

Ruth Cadbury MP said, “Too many local people are struggling at present so it’s good to know that every Tuesday afternoon there’ a friendly place in Brentford go to pick up a bag of food, without needing a referral, and once a month also get financial advice and support from people such as Hounslow’s Community Solutions.

Julie Brooker and Jeanette Odey are local residents and have served the Clayponds Community Centre for the past 40 years.

Julie said, “The centre has a great community feel and it so important for people to come together at these difficult times. The drop-in provides the opportunity for residents to pick up fresh supplies that they may otherwise go without and speak to experts who are able to provide advice on local issues and the cost-of-living.”

The food distribution session which is supported by the council and housing association A2Dominion is held every Tuesday from 1.30pm-4.30pm at the Clayponds Community Centre in north Brentford.

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