Local charity suffers break in


The Project, based in Rubery, is a charity providing essential support and advice to the people of South Birmingham, helping local people with a wide variety of issues such as housing and benefits problems and also running a food bank.

Very sadly over the Christmas and New Year period, their premises, were broken into and items intended for individuals and families in need were stolen. Among items stolen were those intended for home starter packs for those able to move into a flat or house after being homeless. Without these starter packs many people would otherwise move into a property with little more than the clothes on their back.

The Project are a tremendous organisation in our constituency and local people have already shown incredible generosity in donating towards helping to replace the items that were stolen. If you would like to also make a donation to The Project you can do so via the link below:

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I was Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Northfield between 1992 and 2019 and a former Shadow Transport Minister. I now chair Healthwatch in Birmingham and Solihull, and the West Midlands Board of Remembering Srebrenica. I also work as a public affairs consultant. I am an effective community advocate and stakeholder alliance builder with a passion for human rights. I am a trustee of the Balfour Project charity and of Citizens Advice Birmingham, and a former Chair of Medical Aid for Palestinians.

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