February saw the opening of the Night Shelter this year at 1 West Street Newbury with the facility to cater for 20 people. This could not have been achieved without the generosity of the community and businesses in the Newbury area - a BIG thank you to you all!
The Night Shelter is now closed but the old snooker hall on West Street is still open to our clients and rough sleepers every Monday evening from 6pm to 7.30pm to share in our evening meal at 6.30pm, socialise and relax in a safe environment, shower and refresh.
These Monday evenings will continue until the end of September.
Now the fundraising starts with all manner of activities and fun events. Help is needed at WBH all year through.
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.
Lots going on this Summer - we are one of Sainsbury's two chosen charities to celebrate their 150th Birthday. We collected in May, June and just recently on 20th July (thank you to all our collectors). We have another collection day on Sat 7th September - please contact us if you would like more information on volunteering. Also the Donnington Valley Golf Club adopted us as their Charity for this year and we recently benefitted from their 'Charity Gold Day'. WBH is also one of the Newbury Fire Station's charities on their Open Day on Sat 27th July. Do come along to the Fire Station to support our wonderful Fire fighters as well as WBH! In August we again have the Quiz Nights at The Red House and The Castle Donnington on 70’s Music! Do come along and support and have some fun!
Watch the Events page for further updates!
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