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How lockdown affects Mesopotamia

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Unfortunately we have had to temporarily close the doors to our charity shop as we are not classed as essential. We are however still running both the foodbank and distributing essentials on an emergency basis.

If you are in need of support and think we can help, please contact us via our online referral form. Alternatively you can call us on 0115 9780444 and leave a message on our answer machine.

Different ways that you can still help Mesopotamia

  • Donate food and toiletries at Sainsburys on Perry Road (a one minute walk from our shop). We have a collection box just after the tills.
  • Donate cash. Working alongside FareShare we are able to do a lot with very little, so ever pound makes a difference.
  • For clothing, bric a brac and larger items, if possible, please hang on to them for when we are in a position to take them off your hands.

Mesopotamia help to make Christmas Special

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Click the above five minute video to see Rachel, her volunteers and VISAV team packing and delivering Christmas hampers, plus presents for all the children, to local families who otherwise would have gone without.

Thank you to all our supporters and wishing you a safe, healthy and happy 2021.

Christmas Food Bank Deliveries

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Hello all – As you know we usually deliver each Saturday but on December 26th (Boxing Day) we will not be delivering any food parcels. But we will deliver on Wednesday 23rd in lieu of this.

Pixie Styxs Debut Album

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Come to Mesopotamia and support Pixie by buying her debut CD (minimum suggested donation £3) as she supported us by decorating our window.

Amazon Wish List

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Here at Mesopotamia we have organised an Amazon wish list so that all of our generous supporters can help the vulnerable in our local area over the Christmas period.

You may choose from gifts ranging in price from under £5 through to £19.99.

The Good and the Bad

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There is a lot happening behind the scenes at Mesopotamia. As the charity grows and supports more people, we have struggled with space and funding. Our original charity shop building, that later became our coffee shop, will be closing it’s doors in the coming weeks as we can no longer afford the cost of the lease.

However, we do have amazing news we are desperate to share with you. Watch this space!

Christmas Opening Times

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We will close the shop on Tuesday 22nd December at 4.30 pm and reopen at 9.30am on Tuesday 5th January. However, between these dates we will still be running our food bank. Please see our FAQs for details.

Our COVID Safe Policy

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We are aware that some people are concerned about a few of our volunteers not wearing face coverings. Therefore, we would like to explain our position.

Many of our volunteers have underlying health conditions which are not always visible. Under Government guidelines, they are exempt from wearing face coverings. As a charity, Mesopotamia have made risk assessments including reducing the number of volunteers on the shop floor, screening off the till area and providing hand sanitiser; we are also encouraging regular hand washing.

We have been visited by Nottingham City Council Safety Team who have confirmed we have taken the correct and appropriate actions but need to publicise these, to reassure our customers. If you do have any specific concerns, please contact us.