....... and we're getting in the swing of things for the Festive Season.
We would love you all to pick up on this great idea of a Reverse Advent Calendar!
We all know the excitement of opening our advent calendars each day in the run
up to Christmas and it'd be such a blessing if you would be
kind enough to find a box or bag, make it Christmassy and each day
add something to it along the lines of the suggestions in our
Reverse Advent Calendar below.
The plan for the boxes/bags is for them all to be taken to the WBH Drop-In
on the evening of Monday 23rd December between 6pm and 6.30pm.
he Drop-In is held every Monday evening (6pm-7.30pm)
at the Quakers Friends House behind the old bus station in Market Street.
Please get in touch
if you would like to join in and fill a box or bag.
Charity begins at home, but what about those people without a home? We are a community based charity in West Berkshire set up to assist the homeless back into a home. Our aim is zero tolerance to homelessness in our area
Volunteers play a vital part in any Charitable Organisation and in the run up to the extended night provision for the Winter period in 2019 (February to April) West Berkshire Homeless need as many willing hands as possible to come on board.
Can you help?
Please do contact us if you feel
you could help in any way.
As we come to the close of another year, we would like to say a HUGE 'THANK YOU' to all our wonderful volunteers and supporters - we could not have done all this without you!!
So, what has been achieved?
We are delighted to say that we have been working closely with the voluntary and public sector and, through the combined efforts of the Homeless Strategy Group, Housing First, Two Saints and others in the voluntary sector, the homeless number in our area has seen a large reduction during the year and there are exciting plans to move forward even further to support those who are sofa surfing or facing homelessness. We at WBH still receive 2/3 calls every week from those who have become homeless or are facing homelessness in the very near future - so still lots to do!!
Our Monday night drop in session is continuing to be a great means of support, giving us the opportunity to work with those facing difficulties and, again, the fantastic support of our volunteers is so much appreciated.
Our 'move on' houses are progressing well with pathways being implemented and we can see the strides forward that our residents are taking - although it is obviously a regular expense for WBH, these supported facilities make a huge difference to the lives of those living there.
The WBH AGM is being held at Newbury Methodist Church on Thursday 30th January at 7.30pm - PLEASE do come along and hear the latest update!
See you there!
The bread you hold back belongs to the hungry. The clothes you lock away belong to the naked.
The money which you are hiding belongs to the needy.
Tel 0300 222 5941 (costs the same as a landline, even from a mobile and is included in most inclusive packages)
Rough Sleeping Emergency Accommodation No 01344 786543 Street Link (the National referral system for homeless people) 0300 500 0914 www.streetlink.org.uk For medical, mental or domestic violence problems telephone Emergency Services on 111 or 999