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Volunteer Story – Darren, British Gas and Bath Foodbank

British Gas announced that they would like to support the Trussell Trust during the COVID-19 Pandemic and they asked their staff for volunteers who may be interested in giving up some of their time to help local Foodbanks.  Darren put up his hand saying “this seemed like a brilliant opportunity to help at this time....Read More »

Volunteer Story – Colin, Life Skills

Colin started volunteering with the Genesis Trust in 2011 soon after retiring.  He told us “I was looking for opportunities to do something interesting and useful” and originally responded to a call for help teaching literacy and numeracy through our Life Skills project. Colin had worked as an English teacher and quickly started supporting a...Read More »

Volunteer Story – Jackie, Bath Foodbank

Jackie has been volunteering for Bath Foodbank for nearly two years.  We recently asked Jackie to tell us a little more about what has changed about her volunteering role since the beginning of COVID-19. “There have been several changes, which were required to be able to continue to support the clients in the national crisis....Read More »

A-Z of Virtual Fundraising

One of the positives which shines in the darkness of the Covid crisis is the fact that so many people are motivated to help others and to give to charity. We have been bowled over by the generosity of our supporters, despite economic uncertainty. But lots of lovely volunteers have been stuck at home, unable...Read More »

The Great Genesis Bake Share

Great Genesis Bake Share is a lockdown-friendly fundraising event when everyone can get baking, sharing, and donating to raise funds for Genesis. Whether you’re a budding Nadia Hussein, getting sticky with the kids in the kitchen, or you’re just a massive cake fan, we’d love you to get involved. Simply get baking, share it with...Read More »

Tee-off for Summer

Child's drawing of a rainbow

If you’d like a project to engage the children, a unique gift for Granny or a beautiful addition to your summer wardrobe, we might have just the thing. We’ve launched an online T-shirt shop which gives you the chance to design your own T-shirt, or chose from one of the many design options already available....Read More »

Nominate Genesis

Orange flyer promoting the Eccliastical giving nomination scheme

Who knew that there’s a financial services group which exists just to give its profits to charity? The initiative is called Movement for Good, and we would love Genesis Trust to benefit from a share of this funding. In order for that to happen, we need you to nominate us. All you need to do...Read More »

Life Skills is Alive and Kicking

Graffiti-style 2.6 drawing with the words 2.6 Pick n Mix

The swift adaptation of our Life Skills groups in response to COVID-19 is a wonderful example of compassion in action during a difficult time. Life Skills provides vital social connection and a range of creative opportunities which are essential for the psychological well-being of our clients. Remaining constantly flexible, we’ve been able to keep people...Read More »

Declutter and Donate

Many people have been using the lockdown to have a bit of a clear-out, and for some, decluttering has become all the rage.  No-one wants to see landfill being used for re-useable things, but with access to charity shops and recycling centres a bit of a problem, what do you do with your stuff? Here’s...Read More »

Cheers for the 2.6 Challenge!

photos of our 2.6 challenge competitors

Our involvement in the 2.6 Challenge has been a roaring success. Huge thanks go to everyone who has taken part, and to everyone who’s donated in support of their efforts. The national event was initiated because of the postponement of the London Marathon, a day when many thousands of people would have raised funds for...Read More »