Again and again the notion of a three-day period it would take for emergency funding to kick in would come up. So we bring together the experiences of food banks in our network, and their communities, to challenge the structural economic issues that lock people in poverty, and campaign for change to end hunger and poverty in the UK so that food banks can be resigned to the history books. We take a look, Best Black Friday UK deals for 2020 as huge day arrives from Argos, Amazon, Currys, John Lewis and more, Black Friday 2020 has arrived with massive savings from top retailers like John Lewis, Boots and more. EXCLUSIVE: Mum Rebeka Stewart, 28, from Middlesbrough, struggles so much financially that she had go three days without a single meal after having to pay £62 to get a new tap installed. Initially, the charity worked in Bulgaria to improve conditions for children sleeping at Sofia Central Railway Station. The project’s supporters include actor Bill Nighy. Our. Paddy and Carol Henderson, who started the Trussell Trust in their garden shed in 2000, have made the list of the top 101 people of last year, compiled by the Independent on Sunday. Anti-poverty charity the Trussell Trust expects to feed around 15,000 people over the festive period, twice as many as last year. Carol and Paddy Henderson founded the Trussell Trust in 1997 based on a legacy left by Carol’s mother, Betty Trussell. Paddy believes their early pledge – that food donated would be distributed in the local area only – made the community want to get involved. Paddy and Carol, who met through the Army, had not done any charity work until 1988 when Paddy was involved in the Clapham rail disaster in which 35 died. The Henderson interview is now available online in the latest edition of Reform. In 2006 the couple decided to take a back-seat role in running the Foodbanks and moved to New Zealand to be close to their daughters. The Trussell Trust was founded 20 years ago by Christian humanitarians Carol and Paddy Henderson, initially to help the 60-or-so children sleeping rough at the Sofia Central Station in Bulgaria. The couple also decided on a voucher system so struggling people were identified and helped, rather than “building a culture of dependency”. “And although we did start it, the Foodbanks would be nothing without our amazing team. Learn more. It is named after Carol’s mother, Betty Trussell, from whose bequeathed legacy their charity work began. The Trussell Trust’s initial Bulgaria projects focused on improving conditions for the 60+ children sleeping at Central Railway Station in Bulgaria. Originally they had been trying to alleviate poverty in Bulgaria, and they decided to try and help people closer to home as well. "I wanted to go to the toilet and walked forward to them, and in doing so I moved to the carriage that wasn’t damaged. “One evening,” recalls Paddy, “a mum of three young children called at the house. They had the simple idea of a food box system that would provide three days’ worth of supplies for families, and pumped in their own money to make it work. Originally they had been trying to alleviate poverty in Bulgaria, and they decided to try and help people closer to home as well. But are the deals any good? That call jolted the couple to look at poverty closer to home. “We used to bring him formula milk and try to get his mum to use clean water.”. Paddy investigated data on poverty and deprivation in the UK and found that significant numbers of people faced going hungry as a result of a sudden crisis. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. We know it takes more than food to end hunger. Photo caption: Paddy and Carol Henderson, founders of Trussell Trust. Their names appear alongside Lord Coe, double Olympic champion Mo Farrah, … FOUNDERS of the Trussell Trust Paddy and Carol Henderson have moved into new roles after ten years of running the Salisbury based charity. Paddy won’t be drawn into political issues, but is proud of the Foodbanks’ legacy – not just in providing food but in helping people connect to social services and get extra support. A single phone call changed Paddy and Carol Henderson’s lives for ever and inspired them to create a lifeline that today helps hundreds of thousands of British families. Mum-of-eight Sarah Barber also struggles and has lost three stone after having to limit her own meals to feed to her kids. Share this article The Trussell Trust was founded by the couple in 1997 based on a legacy left by Carol’s mother, Betty Trussell. “It’s very humbling to be nominated,” says Paddy, 65, speaking from New Zealand, where he currently lives with Carol, 71, and their daughters Clare and Julia. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. The founders of the food bank charity, Trussell Trust, accept that some people con food banks, but say this is a price worth paying in order to feed those in real need. 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Past guests have included Prince Charles, David Cameron, the Spice Girls, Sir Paul McCartney, David Beckham, Simon Cowell, Girls Aloud and Sir Richard Branson. The people were saying, ‘This is our food bank, we want to see it support our local community’.”. The Trussell Trust was founded in 1997 by Paddy and Carol Henderson in Salisbury, UK. Chris Mould came up with the inspiration for the social franchise as a means The Trussell Trust is founded. They retired in 2007. The Trussell Trust is founded. This week is your last chance to nominate people you think deserve to be recognised. "I’d cuddle him and he would nestle into my top as his mum ate her food.”. “We went on the local radio and said to the community we were about to run out of food by the weekend. The winners, chosen from a shortlist by a panel of judges, will be presented with their awards at a star-studded ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House hotel in October. We thought poverty had been totally eradicated in the UK – that there was a welfare state that worked.”. Nominations close for 2013 at midnight on Friday. The remarkable achievement has earned the selfless couple a nomination for a Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Award. "She asked, ‘Why are you feeding kids overseas when my children were going to bed hungry tonight?’, "That was a damning statement. The Trussell Trust’s initial projects focused on improving conditions for the 60+ children sleeping at Central Railway Station in Bulgaria. Twenty years later, we now support a  network of food banks across the UK, supported by thousands of volunteers. And at their most desperate times, the community was only too keen to step in and help.

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