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This week at Hubb Foundation; Awards, Community and Culinary Creativity

It’s been a bustling week here at the Hubb Foundation; from a new recipe reveal, awards show nomination and a community forum, we can’t wait to tell you about what we’ve been up to! We’re Totally Stoked! We were so proud to have been nominated for the Best Collaborative Project and Biggest Giver awards. We credit these nominations to our team’s hard work and dedication across the Stoke-on-Trent region. The Best Collaborative Project award nomination

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It’s our Birthday: 5 years in, 5 years on!

We are recruiting! In 2018 Carol Shannahan OBE implemented her vision to positively impact the lives of vulnerable children and their families in Stoke-on-Trent. Carol’s initiative under the “Aye up duck” banner became The Hubb Foundation, establishing the charity in 2019. Carol recruited Adam Yates and his team into Synectics Solutions Ltd, seconding them immediately into The Hubb Foundation to lead and implement the charity’s mission of ‘developing the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of

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Olympic Spirit for children in Stoke-on-Trent!

December saw Staffordshire Olympians Adam Burgess and Ben Williams work with the JCB Christmas Toy appeal. Playing the role of Santa Claus, they personally delivered gifts that were generously collected by employees at 14 collection points, strategically set up at JCB plants to help deserving children in time for Christmas. The appeal arrived in the reception areas across its sites in November as employees donated new and unwrapped toys. The JCB staff really got to

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‘An increasing demand for support’; The Hubb’s COO talks with BBC Midlands Today

The Hubb Foundation recently featured on BBC Midlands Today whilst undertaking the coordination of 170 Holiday Activity & Food (HAF) sessions over the Christmas break. The sessions were aimed at providing crucial physical and enrichment activities, as well as healthy food, to children aged 4-16 across the Stoke-on-Trent region, as part of the organisation’s commitment to affect social change. Live at a HAF session, Adam Yates, COO of The Hubb Foundation, spoke with Midlands Today,

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The Hubb Foundation Business Champions Programme Launch

The Hubb Foundation – A charity that transforms young people’s lives in Stoke-on-Trent is urging the city’s business community to help support its new campaign, to ensure families can continue to access its services. The Hubb Foundation makes school children’s holidays happier, with free food, free activities and free spaces – and is on track to deliver its one-millionth meal next year. But the charity is calling for help, as its funding for October’s half

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A Thousand Thanks As Employees Dig Deep For Vulnerable Children

JCB’s Christmas Toy Appeal yesterday delivered sacksful of festive cheer to vulnerable children after a staggering 1,000 gifts were donated to the cause. The digger giant ran the appeal for more than two weeks and set up 13 collection points across its sites in Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Wrexham for employees to donate new and unwrapped toys. By the time counting stopped this morning an overwhelming 984 gifts had been donated – and now JCB has

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Winner of the Civic Pride Award, The Hubb Foundation!

We were honored to have been invited to attend the Your Heroes Awards hosted by Martin Tideswell and sponsored by Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Staffordshire University and Community Foundation for Staffordshire. We were inspired to witness the impact our local community has been having over the past 12 months. It was so heartwarming to see everyone come together in a great time of need. On the night we were overwhelmed to have been announced as the

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The Hubb Foundation Founder and Trustee Carol Shanahan receives OBE

The Hubb Foundation founder and trustee Carol Shanahan today received an OBE for services to the community in Stoke-on-Trent. Mrs Shanahan travelled to Windsor Castle this morning to receive the honour from His Royal Highness Prince Charles. She was recognised alongside others nationwide who made a significant contribution to the UK’s Covid-19 response in a ceremony which had to be postponed from 2020 due to the pandemic. Carol, 63, is the Founder and Trustee of

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Minister for Children praises work of Hubb Foundation

Vicky Ford MP, the Minister for Children, praised the work of the Stoke-on-Trent charity the Hubb Foundation today during a visit to a local school. The Minister was at Ball Green Primary to observe activity sessions for youngsters on what was the busiest day of the Easter holidays for the Hubb Foundation. The Minister said: “I feel this has been the most amazing project that I’ve seen. “I had heard quite a lot about the

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