Genesis Trust In The Media

With ten projects spread across the city of Bath helping a lot of people, we get a fair bit of media attention! Click here to find our Latest News at The Genesis Trust. To find who has been writing about us and where we’ve been in Bath, have a browse:

Bath Chronicle's coverage of The Genesis Choir debut!

We formed a choir in the summer for staff, volunteers and clients. Musical director, George Bevan, has been getting them ready to perform at our 21st birthday celebration service.

Read about our 21st anniversary in the Autumn edition of the Bath Magazine

Our Walcot Street Appeal director, Alan Kerbey reflects on 21 years of Genesis in Bath and exciting future plans

Lifeline Centre feature on BBC Points West August 2016

Our homeless drop in centre , Lifeline, was recently featured on local BBC News as we are fundraising to secure its future in a new premises which needs refurbishment. The broadcast led to a substancial amount of generous donations from the public.

Coverage in Chronicle of Cabinet Office funding for new volunteer project

Genesis has been awarded a substantial grant from the Cabinet Office to improve its work with volunteers

Coverage in Bath Chronicle of Next Step Appeal launch

Launch of £1 million appeal for a new building and project on Walcot Street

Green light for Genesis planning application!

Local coverage of granting of planning permission for our new building on Walcot Street.

Genesis features in Bath Life March edition with other Bath Life award winners

Genesis features in Bath Life March edition with other Bath Life award winners

Genesis Trust received the 2016 Charity award in this year’s prestigious Bath Life awards. CEO Paul Solly and Head of Fund raising Michelle Williams attended the awards ceremony and were delighted to take home the trophy!

Genesis project features on Christmas Day Songs of Praise!

Genesis project features on Christmas Day Songs of Praise!

There’s still time to watch the BBC’s live broadcast of the Christmas Eucharist from Bath Abbey. The programme featured beautiful singing and interviews with some of the projects the Abbey supports including our Lifeline project – a drop in centre for homeless people based in Bath Abbey vaults. You can watch it on BBC iPlayer until 24 January ( Gloria features about 24 minutes in).


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Chef Rob Clayton cooks Christmas dinner for homeless visitors to Lifeline - Bath Chronicle

Read how Rob Clayton and other local businesses are supporting our Christmas party for our homeless and vulnerable clients

Kingswood girls bring good cheer to Lifeline

Bath Chronicle coverage of local school’s visit to Lifeline with Christmas gifts

Bath's MP Ben Howlett donates pay rise to Genesis Trust

Bath’s MP donates recent pay rise to 2 local charities & cites Genesis for ” invaluable work in alleviating poverty amongst the most vulnerable in our community”

Souper November chefs featured in Bath Chronicle

Bath’s chefs have donned their aprons for Genesis and will be cooking some delicious soups in November to help raise funds for our campaign. Visit our Souper November webpage to find out how to get involved !

Director of Genesis Trust  comments on extent of poverty in Bath

Director of Genesis Trust, Paul Solly, was quoted in a feature about Bath’s hidden poverty in a recent issue of the Bath Chronicle. We have experienced a marked increase in demand for help from our frontline projects: Bath Foodbank and our drop in centre in the vaults of Bath Abbey.

Runners sign up to take part in Bristol to Bath Marathon!

Genesis has bought 5 places in the inaugural Bristol to Bath marathon in October 2015. We still have two places left and are keen for runners to support us if doing this new exciting race!

Genesis Trust acquires new building on Walcot Street

Genesis is being given a lease on a property in Walcot Street in Bath which it hopes to convert into a workshop, upmarket furniture shop and offices. The proposed development will be going through the planning process this year.

Bath Mayor Cherry Beath visits Lifeskills Art class

Mayor of Bath Cherry Beath visited our Lifeskills clients in January at the Roman Baths. They’re taking part in a 6 week art course inspired by the Beau Street hoard of Roman coins and are exploring different art genres from printing to portraiture.

Souper Fresh Genesis Cookbok

Bath Chronicle coverage of the Genesis Soup Cookbook produced by local food branding agency the Collaborators. Fifteen delicious soup recipes from Bath’s leading chefs and one from the Genesis Lifeskills cookery students also!

Genesis Staff pay tribute to homeless man murdered over Christmas

Thomas Downey, who was murdered in Bath on Christmas Eve was a regular user of our Lifeline Drop In centre in Bath Abbey. The manager and staff there were deeply saddened to hear of his death.

Lifeline Christmas Party and M&S parcels

Staff at M&S Bath have chosen Genesis as their charity of the year and supplied shoeboxes filled with Christmas treats to our Lifeline clients at their Christmas party

Genesis wins Bath Chronicle Cash for your Community Scheme!

Out of twenty short listed organisations, Genesis wins top prize of £4,000 in Bath Chronicle & Wessex Water community grant scheme

Bath Rugby Players vist Lunchbox Project

Bath Chronicle and Rugby Souper Heroes!

Bath Rugby players in Genesis aprons!

Bath Rugby website covers players visit to Lunch Box project for Souper November

MasterChef winner Ping Coombes backs Genesis Souper November campaign

Bath Chronicle on the launch of Souper November 2014

Bath's Foodie Guide endorses Souper November

The Pig Guide enthuses about our new fundraiser!

Bath's Food Magazine and Souper November

Crumbs Magazine highlights Ping Coombes involvement with Genesis

Director of Genesis highlights significant rise in numbers needing help

Bath Chronicle on the increase in numbers of visitors to the Lifeline project at Bath Abbey ,August 2014

BBC Bristol coverage of increase in number of homeless people using our services, August 2014

Feeding the 5,000

Bath Magazine (p 58) on Bath Foodbank November 2013

Thai Students Cook For the Homeless

Languages United Ltd at Soup Run Bath Chronicle October 2013

Healthy Donation

Connect Magazine on Bath Foodbank Sirona Care and Health Summer 2013

Bath Homeless Charity Appeal For Help

Bath Chronicle on Genesis Trust January 2013

Interview with the Genesis Trust

Bible Reflections interview on Genesis Trust July 2012

850 People In Bath Benefit From Emergency Food Parcels

Bath Chronicle on Bath Foodbank June 2012

Genesis Trust Workshop Day One

So House Proud on Life Skills May 2012

A Very Worthy Cause

Myakka Blog on The Wood Works April 2012