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The Hummingbird Project celebrates its one year anniversary at Surrey Street premises

The Hummingbird Project in Glossop began in 2020 when and for 12 months during Covid the founder, Jo Gregory ran the clothing bank from her cellar and loft. 

Jo then started to look for premises and in 2022, received National Lottery funding to rent their first headquarters. The clothing bank is now running on Surrey Street in Glossop, Jo added: “At the moment, around 250 people visit and we couldn’t have done that in our old place. We now try and set everything out like a retail shop.”

Since The Hummingbird Project opened its doors, they have helped thousands of individuals and families by regifting hundreds of tonnes of clothing, uniform, shoes and baby equipment, all donated by the community and given to those in need in the community. 

With a team of around thirty volunteers, the project provides preloved and new items of adult, baby and children's clothing, as well as home furnishings, toiletries, work wear, school uniform and baby items such as prams and cots. 

Jo would like to show her gratitude to the community, she said: “We are always astounded by the generosity of the community, whenever we need any donations the community always come forward and help us.” 

“It’s just amazing how a community can help itself and enable others.”

Optimistic as ever, Jo has no plans of stopping as she wants to continue to grow the project as well as opening an online store where people can purchase things online. They also have plans to reach more people as Jo said people have visited the project from towns as far as Oldham and Rochdale. 

Jo urges people to get in touch with the project if they need help or even if they just want to have a browse around the project. 


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