Night Light Winter Shelter

The Night Light Winter Shelter in Basingstoke will be opening its doors again for the fourth year running, providing hot meals, breakfasts and a bed for guests without homes, as well as warmth, company and support at a time which can be particularly isolating for those in need.

The Night Light Winter Shelter in Basingstoke will be opening its doors again for the fourth year running, providing hot meals, breakfasts and a bed for guests without homes, as well as warmth, company and support at a time which can be particularly isolating for those in need.

The shelter will be open from December 1st 2019 until February 29th 2020, and is run by a network of trained and dedicated volunteers. This year the project is returning to operating at various church venues in Basingstoke. The team of volunteers will, however, continue to create a feeling of home and a sense of community for the guests.

We at St John’s, Hook are proud to support the work of the shelter through the efforts of volunteers from our congregation, donations of supplies, and in 2017 and 2018, through a percentage of the collections taken up at our Christmas services.

If you would like to make a financial contribution to the work of the Night Light Winter Shelter, this can be done by cheque or direct bank transfer.

Cheques should be made payable to “The Starfish Enterprise Trust Ltd – Night Shelter Basingstoke” and sent to Night Light Winter Shelter, c/o Basingstoke Community Churches, The Sarum Hill Centre, Sarum Hill, Basingstoke, Hants RG21 8SR.

Direct transfers can be made to:

 Account Name:      The Starfish Enterprise Trust Night Shelter Account

 Sort Code:            60-02-49

Account No:           80032907

 

 

Making a difference - What did in a previous year

  • Opened December to March
  • Provided a safe, warm place to sleep and a hot, home-cooked evening meal
  • Offered  compassion, kindness and a listening ear
  • Encouraged engagement with support agencies
Guests referred 66
Beds offered 57
Volunteer hours > 10,514
Guests no longer sleeping on the streets by March 2018 42

 

Night Light Winter Shelter kitchen