Visit of Joy from the Trussell Trust Foodbank for Peasedown and Norton Radstock

Joy Fraser, organiser of the Trussell Trust Foodbank ( for the Peasedown and Norton Radstock areas visited The Wheels Project on 29 January to meet with our students from The Meriton, currently on our Community Vehicle Programme, who have chosen this Foodbank to be the recipient of their vehicle - a Ford Fiesta Courier Van which was donated to Wheels by Avon and Somerset Constabulary.  Joy explained that the Foodbank provides food for families who find themselves in crisis for reasons such as late payment of benefit, a sudden big bill or a sudden redundancy.  The van will be used to collect donated food from supermarkets, etc and take it to the distribution centre.

The following is a write up by one of The Meriton students:

'We have been involved with The Wheels Project in donating a vehicle to The Trussell Trust.  The task that we had to do was to make the van roadworthy.  Firstly we had to inspect and check it for roadworthyness.  Then we had to service the van and give it a valet inside and out.  After we worked on the van we donated it to The Trussell Trust and we were all very pleased to hand the keys over.

Working on this van has changed my view on cars.  I used to know nothing about cars and now I feel confident to do a job in the workshop if asked to do so.'

This group has attended Wheels for 2 terms and are using the course as evidence towards 2 elements for their Duke of Edinburgh's Bronze Award.

The course was part funded by the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund.


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