Grandfather Ted Duke (a long-standing member of Birmingham Friends of the Earth) needs help briefly between December 22nd and 28th at a Birmingham project.

The Birmingham Christmas Shelter (for at least 50 homeless people invited to St George’s Centre just off Constitution Hill) creates a large waste problem. Ted intends, once again, to recycle most of it, but could really do with some help in doing this. There are many volunteering options (induction is necessary) so please go to, write to PO Box 5140 DY8 3TN or phone 07846 299 336 if you would like to help out.


Ted says; “Even a little promised assistance will prevent my collapse – year after year, it doesn’t get any easier. Volunteering will make your Christmas special – and theirs!”