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With Christmas approaching, Brighter Futures are busy preparing to host their second community meal in 2021.

The Charitable Organisation is inviting the people of Meir to join them at the Meir Community Education Centre on Thursday 9 December and beat social isolation in the area.

With the Staffordshire Mental Health Helpline reporting more than 1,500 calls in October. It’s clear to see people in the local areas need to come together and support each other.

People will be welcome from noon with food and other activities available. Proceedings will last until 2:00pm.

Brighter Futures’ first community meal of the year took place in October. The public was invited on that occasion to the close by Meir Broadway Methodist Church. More than 50 turned up on that occasion and the aim is to get as many people there as possible.

What we said

Organiser, and Operational Manager at Brighter Futures, Sharon Fone says:

“Reducing isolation and improving mental health in Stoke-on-Trent has always been high on our agenda. We have been working to raise awareness in the City for many years.

“Our event is a symbol of this. We hope people in the community come along and support us. We hope it’s an excellent opportunity for people to meet each other, learn more about local services available, and treat themselves to some free food.”

The funding for the meal has been provided by the National Lottery as part of their 25th-anniversary celebrations last year.

Brighter Futures is a leading provider in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, and the West Midlands for providing expert and professional help through support services and accommodation.

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Where can I find it?

The Meir Community Education Centre can be found at Pickford Place, Meir, ST3 7DY (behind KFC).

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