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Bramley Helping Hand is a community intitiative to fundraise and offer practical help and financial support to all members of our local community.

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Trolley in church entrance

You may have noticed our 'Honesty Trolley' in the church porch - it is for basic items and the sign says:

Trusting you

to take what you need

to donate, if you are able.

Honesty Trolley: Thanks to the postcard through every door in Bramley, plenty of items have been collected from our Honesty Trolley - which is great news! We could do with some donations into the trolley:

·        Cereal

·        Soup

·        Pasta

·        Rice

·        Tinned tomatoes/ pasta sauce

·        Lentils, beans and pulses

·        Tinned meat

·        Tinned vegetables

·        Tea/coffee

·        Tinned fruit

·        Biscuits

·        UHT milk

·        Fruit juice

·        Essential non-food items: Toiletries, hygiene products

All information and requests for help - click here to email Bramley Helping Hand.

"Bramley Helping Hand" could be for you, your neighbour or anyone living in Bramley – it’s going to be a challenging time for some members of our village and - let’s face it – we all need a helping hand every now and again.

This is about our community coming together to support each other.

We want to fundraise and offer practical help and support to members of our local community challenged by increased costs of living and looming tough times, particularly in the coming months. Our hope is to coordinate and assist requests for help and to offer confidential assistance, both practical and financial (in conjunction with Smith’s charity administered by Bramley Parish Council).

For any information or to express interest:
To donate, please use our JustGiving account link:

Email from Bramley Helping Hand (sent 21 October 2022):

Harvest Lunch 2022

Community Lunch 15 October 2022

Including all just giving donations the Community Lunch on 15 October raised £1,175 - an amazing result. Our thanks to everyone who helped; especially to Patti and her team of chefs. As you know Helping Hand is not a one-off event; we will be announcing ongoing fundraising initiatives in coming months ,so watch this space!



Your collective feedback has been invaluable; here are some of the fantastic ideas we collectively generated:

  • Set up a free to access community 'fridge'/ store room in Bramley which all of us can access, add to or use;
  • Fully utilise and extend existing village facilities - for example Bramley Library and our church spaces. eg coffee mornings and providing dedicated workspaces.
  • Register with warm spaces nationwide initiative at Warm Spaces
  • Set up monthly 6 weekly meal provision rotas; 
  • Ensure transport facilities such as Bramley Wheels and the Hoppa community bus system are fully advertised, utilised / and potentially subsidised by Helping Hand;
  • Ensure villagers are using Smith's charity - please email if you are able to refer anyone or know someone who may be able to use this resource - the funds are available now. All enquiries are treated confidentially;
  • Helping the vulnerable in our village - offering a lift to the shops, or to walk their dog on a regular basis?

Next Steps

  1. We are focusing on setting up Bramley Helping Hand as a charity with a core committee and putting some of the above initiatives in place soon. 
  2. We hope to create and mail a leaflet around the village to show all of the facilities which will be in place for us all through the coming months. 
  3. Confidentially we all need to work to identify fellow villagers who will benefit from support over the coming months, including Christmas.
  4. Identify how we can financially help - be it specific vouchers or help with one-off larger items eg white goods.

We need your help


Thank you

Jane and the Helping Hand Team

Jane Austin – Bramley Fete Chair

Reverend Andy Davis – Bramley Holy Trinity Church

Murray Campbell – Bramley Fete President

Patti Hassell

Penny Dyson

Richard Seaborne – Bramley PC and Waverly Councillor