ABOUT - our journey so far
Hadleigh Foodbank Charity was founded in 2020 and has continued working hard with the assistance of our members and volunteers to help individuals in our local area. Our work has evolved over the past 2 years and due to the growth of the Charity, it became apparent that the name Hadleigh Foodbank Charity did not fit will all that we do, as we have diversified our support in so many ways. The name of our Charity was changed to Fresh Start Charity as of 30th March 2022.
Fresh Start Charity is dedicated to funding and delivering charitable services to our local community and we strive to inspire and improve the lives of those who need assistance. Get in touch to learn how you can make a difference at our Charity.
Meet the Trustees
Founder & Treasurer (Trustee)
Angela grew up in Hadleigh, Essex and is now funnily enough residing here in Hadleigh, Suffolk. She has three children, Hollie, Connor and Ellie. Angela’s career has been mainly in Sales and Marketing until she had to retire due to health in January 2019. But as Angela doesn’t like sitting down, she decided to campaign to become a Town Councillor and was elected in May 2019.
In September 2020 she became the Deputy Mayor. In July 2019 Angela joined the original Hadleigh Foodbank as her passion to help others and support her community was quite apparent. With a fantastic amount of support from volunteers the Foodbank became a Charity and has diversified into what it is today - Fresh Start Charity.
Daniel has lived in Hadleigh all his life and has a passion for helping others.
Daniel started to volunteer at the Foodbank in November and assists in the stock room of the charity shop.
Bob Alexander retired in 2015 after 18yrs working as an HGV driver. He then started a cycle repair and service hobby from his Ipswich home. It was to become his full time occupation, but his situation changed and he has since moved to Felixstowe. Bob got involved with the local community volunteering his services. Following a chance meeting with Angela in Hadleigh, Bob is now involved with the community there.
Amongst some of the other things he has been involved with, is a three day cycle ride, via overnight ferry to the Netherlands where he and his friends cycled to Wesel in West Germany, to celebrate the 45th twinning event with Felixstowe, which was a first.
For most of Bob's working life he repaired and serviced cars, but he also got involved with anything that required his skill set.
Many years ago he was fortunate to actually fly a helicopter, a fascinating and quite a challenging thing to do.
If you need any of our services or would like to volunteer, please contact us!