We achieve what we do by the generous support we receive from people such as you

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.

For more information about the ways to give, download our Ways To Give Leaflet



Provide goods and items

Please take all donations to the Friary Drop-In Centre, 46 Musters Road : Mon-Fri 0800-1600.





Tinned fruit

Rice pudding


Tins of baked beans

Tins of tomatoes

Tins of soup

Tins of meat

Tea and coffee

Jars of pasta sauce

Jams, marmalades, spreads etc.


Cereal bars


Chocolate Bar

All kinds of canned pop

Diluted squashes


Long life milk



Wash powder

Washing up liquid


Shower gel

Deodorant (for male and female)


Large ruck sacks/hold all bags

Joggers medium and large

Boxers medium and large

T-shirts (male – any size)

Trainers (pre-loved in good condition any size)


Other items…

Any unwanted bikes (working or not)  as these can be renovated to raise funds for the Friary. Please call us to arrange delivery or collection.

Supported by


  • Rucksacks
  • Flasks
  • Boxer shorts – medium, large & extra large
  • Size 8 & 9 Trainers
  • Warm waterproof medium Jackets
  • Joggers
  • Leggings
  • Jeans
  • Hiking socks
  • T-shirts, shirts,
  • Jumpers
  • Hoodies, fleeces
  • Underwear (new only)
  • Bras (new only)
  • Men’s T-shirts, Rucksacks, hold-alls, bags for life
    Sleeping bags, roll mats
  • 1-2 person tents
  • Video about Clothing Donations

Household items

  • Microwaves, Kettles, Toasters, Small TV’s, Radios, Lamps
  • Towels & T-Towels
  • Double duvets in excellent (brand new/immaculate) condition & covers
  • Video about Household items Donations

Volunteer at the Friary

We are proud to have been awarded  the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service...

…and appreciate the kindness and dedication of our many volunteers who have supported us so far.

In light of Covid-19, the Friary is now delivering its services in very different ways.

Whilst we still support visitors to the Drop-in Centre and Advice Centre, the openings for volunteering need to capture a more targeted approach to ensure that service delivery continues in a a Covid-secure way and therefore an increase in the number of volunteers, at present, may not be appropriate to meet the needs of the Friary.

However, if you are interested in the outdoors, the Friary allotments bring together much of what the Friary is all about and, despite the pandemic, still allows for volunteering opportunities within our 3 allotments.

So, if it’s the great outdoors that appeals to you or you feel you have other specific skills and abilities that can support the move forward of the Friary, please let us know by email at:-


Corporate support and fundraising

Go one step further as an organisation or an individual.

Are you an employee? Might your employer  support this local charity by sending volunteers, fundraising 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? We can help.

If your employer offers “matched-funding” 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 time! We have experience in enabling help.

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.

For more information about the ways to give, download our leaflet.