Weʼve raised £2,886 to Support Brentford's Homeless Shelter
- Brentford West London
- Funded on Thursday, 15th August 2019
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Brentford Homeless Shelter has been operating as a drop-in centre for 2 years now on a wholly voluntary self funding basis. We are open 2 evenings per week on Mondays & Fridays from 5.30 – 8/8.30 all year round. We provide:
Tea/Coffee/Biscuits etc on arrival
Soup & Bread
Clothing/Sleeping bags/Blankets & ad hoc items when needed (Bicycles/Signposting etc)
Takeaway meal/lunch for the following day
Individual Laundry service
English Classes on Fridays
Annual TB Clinic
Medical Service every 2nd Friday.
Winter Night Shelter: We have historically partnered with other venues to provide a Winter Night Shelter program for the last 5 years during the coldest 3/4 months of the year & in the last two have provided a 7 night a week overnight extension for 2 months for those at the end of the program that had found work – collecting rent over those 8 weeks to provide a typical month’s rent & deposit for our guests to move on with at the end.
This year with the growing need for capacity we branched out on our own & opened for 3 nights weekly. Ideally, we would like to provide 7 nights food & overnights for the coming season. We are actively seeking additional venue/s but currently can only commit to these 3 nights. If we can, we might stretch to provide just a drop in to give respite from the cold & food on additional evenings.
Over the last year we have provided 500 bed nights & almost 4000 meals to our local homeless community. With your help we hope to expand both the number of nights we open & the number of guests helped as well as broadening the services we have available.
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Jun 3, 2019
I’m poor so not a great help but I’m proud of you
May 3, 2019
Congratulations Gavin on the run, great time and wonderful cause.
May 2, 2019
Well done Gavin!
Apr 30, 2019
well done Gavin I am sure you did well!!
Apr 29, 2019
Apr 29, 2019
Fantastic achievement Gavin, well done!
Apr 29, 2019
Super proud of you. For this, and for all of the amazing work that you do! Xxx
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Having set up this Homeless Centre a number of years back, its now time to expand the service & I will be running this year's London Marathon to raise funds to do this. Thank you for your support.