Cllr Helen Jones (2)

After lots of worthy suggestions from Bromsgrove residents, Council Chairman Helen Jones has chosen her charity of the year

NewStarts, based in Sherwood Road, is a re-use social enterprise, which helps residents during moments of crisis.

This includes delivering, collecting, mending and upcycling furniture and goods from duvets and beds to ironing boards and cookers to offering debt basic computer training.

Cllr Helen Jones said: “I think this is the first time we have asked for nominations from the public and we had lots, some of which didn’t meet the criteria but all of which were brilliant causes.

“I did spend some time at NewStarts and was really moved by the impact they had on the people they help – from offering emergency food parcels to the basics like a bed to families who were in need.

“I hope everyone, from my colleagues in the chamber to the residents I meet as part of my duties, support this charity which makes such a difference to our communities.”

Here’s more information about the charity.