How You Can Help Us

First Stop gets by on very little funding. We rely on our volunteers and the generosity of various groups that donate food, especially in the Autumn for our Harvest Food packs to keep our centre running. We had to reduce our working hours a couple of years ago due to lack of funds, which means that the amount of time we are able to offer our services and support our clients has been limited – which can have a huge negative impact on the people that rely on us. Although we can still open for four half days a week the struggle for money and resources is a continual battle

This is where you could help us. There are a number of ways you can offer your support;

  • Set up a standing order for regular monthly payments. This is a quick and simple way of providing us with a monthly donation. You can download the standing order form which you will need to fill in and take to your bank. This can be for any amount you feel you could afford and can be cancelled at any time
  • Send a one off donation – this can be done in a number of ways:
  1. Use the PayPal button on our site to send a secure donation straight into our bank account
  2. Use the text to donate service to send a one off donation with your mobile phone

Paypal Donation

Text Donation from Just Giving


We don’t just need monetary support. You can also volunteer with us, donate used goods for us to sell or donate food that we can use in our kitchen.Local businesses can donate their services and goods to us, such as decorating supplies/labour or furniture donation.If you can help us in any of these ways you can contact us using the ‘contact us’ form on the website, by telephoning or e-mailing directly or you could pop in to see us!


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