Make regular donations

Help us end homelessness locally with regular donations.

£5 could provide a young homeless person with a hot lunch for 2 days at the Friary
£25 could help towards providing a homeless person access to urgent “foot care” treatment
£50 could provide a basic home starter pack for a homeless person moving into accommodation
£100 could fund vital IT literacy training for up to 15 people

For more information about regular donations please contact us using the link below.

For one-off-donations please visit our Just Giving page.
Please don’t forget free gift aid.

Provide goods and items

We accept any of the following useful and practical items. To find out what’s urgently needed please contact us using the link below.

Essentials
Rucksacks, holdalls
Sleeping bags
Ground sheets
1-2 person tents
Torches, batteries
Tin openers
Pots, Pans
Watches
Small radios

Clothing
Jeans, joggers, leggings
Socks, hiking socks
T-shirts, shirts, blouses
Jumpers, hoodies, fleeces
Waterproofs, coats, jackets
Underwear (new only)
Bras (new only)
Dressing gowns, pyjamas
Trainers, shoes, boots, slippers
Belts, gloves, woollen hats

Household
Bedding, sheets, pillows
Towels Curtains Saucepans, bowls, mugs
Plates, cutlery, utensils
Toasters, microwaves
Irons Lamps, clocks
Soap, shower gel
Toothbrushes, toothpaste
Razors, shaving foam
Deodorant Shampoo, conditioner

Volunteer at the Friary

There are a number of volunteering opportunities, at the Friary. We’re proud to have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

Are you able to offer 2 hours each month?
Are you able to work flexibly if needed?
Do you have any skills in the following areas?
Or do you want to try something new?

Allotment work
Fundraising
Receiving / sorting clothes & items at our depot
Van driving / driver’s mate
Preparing food parcels
Serving drinks to the homeless
Administration skills
Helping at our off-site fundraising sales

Please download and complete a copy of our Volunteer Application Form. Contact us for more information using the link below.

Please note that due COVID-19, we have made the decision not accept applications at this time. Whilst we are still supporting visitors to the centre, this is being done in a covid-secure way. Increases in the number of volunteers would not be appropriate at this time.

Corporate support and fundraising

Go one step further as an organisation or an individual.

Are you an employee and think your employer would support a local charity by sending volunteers, raising
funds or offering services? Maybe the company you work for is looking for a Charity of the Year to support or has access to a Charitable Trust? Perhaps you run your own business and wish to support a local charity but haven’t much time to invest in doing so?

If your employer offers “matched-funding” for fundraisers and you want to help boost funds for the Friary then please contact us. There are many ways local businesses can support us without taking up too much of your time!

If you as an individual or organisation wish to organise a fundraiser on our behalf, do get in touch with our
office and we will support you as best we can. We have benefitted from some great initiatives and know from
experience that people are motivated to raise money by doing what they enjoy!

To find out more about corporate support and fundraising please contact us.