AOK 5000


AOK 5000 is a unique community initiative. It has the sole aim of assisting and supporting everyday people and households within the Borough of Charnwood (and slightly beyond), who might be facing real financial pressures over the up and coming winter period through the cost of living crisis.

With the cost of living rapidly rising, at the pump, in the supermarkets and of course heating and lighting the home, a rising number of normal hard working households are genuinely concerned about how they are going to cope and get through. They are caught in what is commonly known as ‘the middle squeeze.’

AOK 5000 is here to help by providing winter hampers, community meals, children’s items, provisions for the elderly and a raft of helpful information that will help them in this season and beyond.

What does the name stand for?

‘AOK’ literally stands for ‘Acts Of Kindness’ The aim is to give up to 5000 winter hampers away to ordinary families who are genuinely feeling the ‘financial squeeze’. This is not an emergency food parcel service.

When will this take place?

AOK 5000 will run between Thursday December 1st 2022 to Saturday April 8th 2023.

Where is the target area?

AOK 5000 is open to residents who live in the Borough of Charnwood (and maybe slightly beyond).

Who is Eligible?

Anyone who lives in the Charnwood Borough and maybe slightly beyond. Of course, there is an application\referral process but nothing too complicated.

If you are part of a charity AOK 5000 may well benefit your service users. If you have customers or have a business of your own with employees, AOK is there for all.

Apply Today

The application process is open from 1 November 2022 and remain active until Friday 7 April 2023. Individuals can apply for themselves or on behalf of another. Hamper distribution will commence from the start of December and all applicants will be called by our team to assess their application.

Please note that due to demand and issues around supplies, any referrals received on or after the 10th December may not be processed until the New Year with the first collections being the w/c 9th January 2023.

You can apply by clicking on the link below:

Winter Hamper Application

Volunteering Opportunities

This is of course an ideal opportunity for volunteering, a project of this size is perfect for those wanting to give back into their community. It is also a fantastic option for those in the professional world looking to sponsor a community project either with finance, time or skill. If you would like to volunteer or would like to put a business forward as a sponsor please contact the AOK Project Developer through the contact form.

Want to donate?

You can donate money to the AOK 5000 project. Click on the link below to go to our donation page.

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PACE Projects

Below are some of the projects that we run in the local community.

AOK 5000

AOK 5000 is a unique community initiative seeking to serve up to 5000 households with a winter hamper. Want to volunteer?

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PACE Counselling

PACE Counselling is a one-to-one counselling service that is available to everyone 16 and above.

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PACE Food Bank

Know as Operation Agape, this is an emergency food bank service for those who find themselves in temporary need.

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Crafty Capers

Crafty Capers is an ever-growing group for seniors who like to be handy and creative with different arts and crafts.

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PACE Camp is our hugely popular, non-residential summer camp and is run at a local school in the centre of Loughborough.

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PACE Youth

As part of PACE Youth we run a Thursday night youth group for young people in school year 6 to year 11.

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Talk To Us

Use the form below to email the PACE office.
If you need a food parcel please contact the PACE Food Bank team using this form

Registered Address

The NSC Arena
No.4 Belton Road West Extension
LE11 5XH