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1. Doors re-opened
After 14 weeks, we reopened the doors of the Windsor Homeless Project on Monday 6th July. This was a day we’d been very much looking forward to.
We’ve been working hard to keep our work going remotely – continuing to engage and empower guests, and help them to rebuild their lives. But a face to face conversation always feels more friendly, welcoming and impactful – so we’re glad we’re able to welcome our guests back into the project.
We’re resuming normal service slowly – with limited numbers of guests coming for lunch on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. We’re also doing everything we can to ensure that the guests, volunteers and staff are all safe and happy – including PPE, lots of hand washing, one way systems, deep cleans… the list goes on!
We’re glad to be back – and excited to see what can be achieved in the rest of 2020
2. SLEEP OUT 2020
The 2020 Sleep Out took place on Friday 26 June … thank you for raising over £25,000!
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During these exceptional times, we need your support, now more than ever.
We’re working hard at Windsor Homeless Project to keep providing support to our guests as consistently as possible during these difficult times.
Thankfully, for the moment, most guests have a roof over their heads. However, not all have access to cooking facilities, or the funding to buy supplies.
We’ve adapted our services to help keep our guests and volunteers safe. We’re supporting our guests over the phone, as well as dropping in with prepared meals and supplies.
Now more than ever we need your help to keep our doors open.
We’re a small charity, and times like this can hit us hard.
So please help us to keep helping some of the most vulnerable people in our local community.
You can help us by making a donation to our COVID-19 Emergency Fund:
Thank you for your support.
4. Fundraiser at the George in Wraysbury
Huge thanks to Jeremy Crame and Ben for organising and hosting a supper fundraiser for us at the George in Wraysbury.
Thanks also to the generosity of local businesses who provided auction and raffle prizes, and to the generosity of the folk that attended
An amazing £4540 was raised .
This makes a big difference to our ability to continue to offer supportive services to the most vulnerable in our community.
THANK YOU ❤️
5. Become a regular supporter
Join the Windsor Homeless Project Supporter Scheme and make regular monthly donations to our work by clicking here.
6. Make a one-off donation
The Windsor Homeless Project has been supporting the homeless and vulnerable since 2009, Sadly, our work is ongoing and we need your ongoing generous support to continue to provide this important service to our community.
You can support us by making a donation here:
7. Ex-homeless man organises gig for Windsor charity that helped him
A man who got back on his feet with the help of the Windsor Homeless Project (WHP) organised a gig in aid of the charity.
TJ Lewis walked through the doors of the Windsor Baptist Church, home of the WHP, two years ago. He had been sofa surfing for 16 months after a marriage breakdown and was suffering from depression and anxiety.
With the help of the charity and partner agencies, he is now living at a shared house in Dedworth and has a part-time job at the Henry VI pub in Eton High Street.
The 49-year-old arranged for 10 musical acts to join him at the venue on Sunday for a charity concert.
The event raised £240 for the WHP.
TJ said: “My life has turned around and I’m in a much better place now.
“The Windsor Homeless Project really helped me and I was pleased to be able to show my thanks.”
Nick Roberts, project manager at the WHP, said: “For us it was one of those where someone came through the door on their knees and within about a year he was in a much better place.
“TJ really wanted to do something about his situation and we tried to help him as much as possible.”
Please see here for the original article by David Lee together with more pictures at www.windsorexpress.co.uk
8. What do we need right now?
Please take a look at our list of items that the project needs right now for our guests at: