What is the Starfish Project?
The Starfish Project commenced as an outreach project of Tamworth Covenanting Churches. It is a Christian Charity which operates 4 drop in centres in Tamworth for the most vulnerable people in our community.
Let me tell you a story...
An old man, walking the beach at dawn, noticed a young man ahead of him picking up starfish and flinging then into the sea. The old man exclaimed, 'But the beach goes on for miles and miles, and there are millions of starfish. How can your effort make any difference?' The young man looked at the starfish in his hand and then threw it to safety in the waves, and said, 'It makes a difference to this one!'
The Starfish Project continues to help people who are vulnerable and find themselves on the margins of society.
Led by John Larkin, who formerly worked as a volunteer with Birmingham City Mission, Starfish has grown from meeting in one centre to now four centres across the town. The ethos of Starfish is Christian, though, its reach and ministry extends beyond the Christian community to everyone who needs a listening ear, support and encouragement.