Mexborough wellbeing drop-in gets foodbank boost

Pictured with the donation are Aspire Case Manager Neil Firbank (left) and Cllr Sean Gibbons (right).
Pictured with the donation are Aspire Case Manager Neil Firbank (left) and Sean Gibbons (right).

A Mexborough-based service for people who are recovering from drug and alcohol problems has received a foodbank boost to support a wellbeing project.

Aspire Drug and Alcohol Service’s Mexborough Hub, which opened at the Hall Gate Centre in July 2016, has received the generous donation from Food Aware, to support the launch of its weekly Wellbeing Drop-in events on Thursday 23 March.

Aspire Case Manager Neil Firbank said: “I’d like to say a big thank you to Sean Gibbons, Managing Director of Food AWARE for his support.

“We’re launching our weekly drop-ins for Mexborough people who use our services to come along and have physical health checks, vaccinations and blood tests. We’ll also be joined by partners from Riverside and Nacro, who will be able to offer advice on housing, education and training.

“People can also pop along for a cuppa and a snack to have a chat with a member of our Aspire team, so this donation will be put to good use!”

Aspire Service Manager Stuart Green said: “Sean Gibbons has been very supportive of our work and takes a lot of interest in what we’re trying to achieve.

“We’re part of the Mexborough Business Forum and a referral point for the food bank, which demonstrates what an important role we now play in the local community and how vital it is for people to have access to our services close to where they live, to make it as easy as possible for them to get the help they need.”

Anyone who would like a confidential chat about drug or alcohol issues, please ring (01302) 730956, or visit Aspire’s live chat at