(Main centre) The Welcome Centre, 15 Lord Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1QB

(Warehouse & Donations) Unit 7 Queens Mill Industrial Estate, Queens Mill Road, Lockwood, Huddersfield, HD1 3RR

Switchboard Tel :01484 515086

Referrals Tel: 01484 340034 (between 10am and 4pm only)

News

Fans for Foodbanks

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HTSA and Cowshed Loyal have teamed up with The Welcome Centre in Huddersfield to launch the 'Fans For Foodbanks' initiative, with the aim of helping those in our communities who need assistance over the winter period. Fundraising for the Welcome Centre We will be operating collection points at the Gas Club (1-2pm) and HTSA cabin (1-2: 30pm ) on… Read More

Christmas shoe box appeal launched for 2017

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Last year's Christmas shoe box appeal was hugely popular within our community, providing gifts and food to local families with more than 400 shoe boxes being received. The Christmas shoe boxes are distributed in the run up to Christmas to families being supported by the Welcome Centre. We also pass these boxes on to other… Read More

Christmas 50p pot challenge

50p pot challenge
After the success of last years challenge we've decided to do it again but this time we are hoping to fill more than 300 pots! The challenge is simple - fill as many pots as you can with 50ps and return to the Welcome Centre by the first week of December. We all know how… Read More

The rise of the working poor and food banks in our wealthy nation

Centre Manager and volunteers
We live in one of the world's richest nations and yet increasing numbers of our citizens are using food banks. Many of them are not homeless or jobless, they are the working poor, or those who have suddenly been thrown into crisis. Last year the food bank at Huddersfield's Welcome Centre, one of the largest… Read More

The Welcome Centre wins Weston Charity Award

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The Welcome Centre, food bank was delighted to be awarded a Weston Charity  Award last week. Ellie Pearson, Centre Manager and Jeanne Watson, Vice Chair of the Welcome Centre attended the Weston Charity Awards  ceremony in Birmingham where a variety of good causes were chosen to receive an award. The Weston Charity Awards celebrate and… Read More

Local business Stafflex joins The Welcome Centre as a Corporate Partner

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Huddersfield-based business Stafflex has made a corporate donation to help fund the running costs of The Welcome Centre, a local charity based in Huddersfield town centre. The Welcome Centre provides support to individuals and families in crisis in the south Kirklees area. The Welcome Centre distributes food parcels, toiletry packs, kitchen packs, bedding packs, and clothing, to people whose circumstances… Read More

25th anniversary curry night – closed

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On behalf of the Welcome Centre a huge thank you to all involved with our curry night  it was a great success. A special thanks to Owen and Katie at Landings 72, Huddersfield Events Management students, Morrison's for the prosecco, Hathor for the dancing (a nice surprise)  the raffle donors, Delicious Desserts and our guests… Read More

Coats and bedding donations suspended

Due to the overwhelming response to our winter coat appeal we have now stopped taking in coats. We have a sufficient supply to meet the demand of our clients. We have received a significant amount of bedding during the last two months and have no further storage available therefore we have also suspended bedding donations.… Read More

SOLD OUT ‘I Daniel Blake’ Film & Food Night- closed

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Dolly Shot Pop Up Picture House in collaboration with The Electric Cinema http://electrictheatrecinema.org/events/ and The Red and Green Club in Milnsbridge, raised over £1300 through showings of ‘I Daniel Blake’ 2016 (cert 2016) Directed by Ken Loach.

A huge thank you to everyone who came along and supported the events.

50p Pot Christmas challenge- Closed

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For those of you who took part we raised more than £1800 from those tiny little pots. A staggering amount that helped us to offer Christmas lunch to those in crisis. It took a lot of trips to the bank and some seriously strong arms to count over 3600 50p pieces but it was well… Read More