What we do

We are ‘at home’ every Tuesday from 9.00-10.30am at Hillfields Evangelical Baptist Church, Waterloo St. Coventry, CV1 5JS. Although we do have a short break during school holidays, This group is called Circle of Friends.

(Getting to the Church: The Church is easily accessed on foot, being situated on the corner of Waterloo Street and King William Street. But Waterloo Street has been closed off at this junction and you can only access it by car by turning off King William Street into Wellington Street, left into Yardley Street, then left into Waterloo Street. The Church is situated at the top of this cul-de-sac.)

We run a rolling programme of training courses for new volunteers.

We deliver Baby Bags to all expectant mums with everything that they need for their hospital stay, so that they can go into hospital with pride and dignity, alongside the other mums on the ward.

We home visit all new families and take them a Welcome to Coventry Bag, so we can introduce them to our services and assess those families who need us most.

We run Let’s Play a “Learning-to-Speak-English-Together-Group” for parents and toddlers for blocks of ten weeks each term.

We deliver Toy Bags to children who have none.

We provide an annual uniform distribution scheme.

At Christmas we distribute Christmas-Dinner-in-a-Bag to families whose Christmas would be joy-less without.

We provide Christmas presents for all ages.

  • Find the church and come in
  • Our visitors are greeted with a smile
  • Given somewhere to park their push chairs and buggies
  • Offered cup of tea and toast . . .
  • . . . around the corner donations are received
  • . . . sorted into food, clothing and other appropriate piles

The volunteers love their photos being taken, our visitors are just a bit shy!

We also have a nearby furniture store. Everything we have is given away. We also have a long waiting list for fridges washing machines, tumble driers etc