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News w/c 3 March 2014

On Saturday 15 March Flash Company are hosting a St. Patrick's Party at the Pavilion Theatre Worthing in aid of WCHP tickets are just £12 and can be purchased via the box office 01903 206206 or by visiting their website www.worthingtheatres.co.uk. This should be a great evening with Irish tunes, songs and dancing so we do hope you will join us.

News w/c 10 February 2014

Worthing Churches Homeless Projects are delighted to be supported by 8 local solicitors for their Make a Will Month in April.

So why not take up this offer and be confident that should anything happen to you, your loved ones will be well cared for.  You may already have a will, but have your circumstances changed since it was written?  If so the solicitors can help you make amendments.

There is no obligation to leave a legacy to Worthing Churches Homeless Projects when taking advantage of this offer but it may be something you would like to consider at this time.

For more details of the month and a list of the solicitors involved please click here.

News w/c 27 January 2014

 

Another year, another sleepout! This year we had more than 80 participants sleeping outside in a school playground on Saturday 25th January to raise funds and awareness for Worthing Churches Homeless Projects. The evening began with everyone piling into the playground armed with cardboard boxes, sleeping bags and tarpaulins ready to make a shelter that was as warm, dry and comfortable as possible. Some chose the simpler route and opted for just a sleeping bag on top of some cardboard while others built more impressive structures. There was a delicious chilli provided by some of our wonderful volunteers as well as donated cakes and biscuits. We were all very grateful for such a luxurious start to the evening as many of us were aware if we were doing this for real, we may not have had any food in the evening at all.

 

 

We were blessed by the weather in that is did not rain but it did get very cold as the night went on! Some people slept very well while other struggled either due to cold, noise (a visiting fox!) or discomfort and some of our younger participants felt nervous about the dark. While the sleepout participants do contend with the weather and the discomfort we are fortunate to know we are safe, in an enclosed area and there is always a rota of 'night watchmen' to make sure everyone is safe. There was a really lovely atmosphere as people shared tips on shelter building from previous years and talked about how best to keep warm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There was plenty of tea, coffee and toast for breakfast the next morning but most people opted to go straight home for a shower! Participants commented that they do not know what they would do if they were not able to go home to somewhere warm after a night outside like that. It is a real credit to the determination of many of the people that Worthing Churches Homeless Projects work with that they are able to turn their lives round after any length of time sleeping rough. Many rough sleepers will not be able to carry around half the things we were able to use at the sleepout like the tarpaulin or even the cardboard and during the day, keeping a sleeping bag safe can be challenging. 

 

To sponsor any of our participants please visit https://mydonate.bt.com/events/sleepout2014/106382

 

Wanted for our Retail Shops!

Our shops are in need of some new stock, if you can help with any of the following please deliver to the shop.  If you are unable to deliver call Paul on 01903 286481 

  • Good quality Ladies & mens winter clothing and party dresses etc.
  • Good quality bedroom, lounge and dinning furniture
  • Good quality office chairs, desks, filing cabinets etc for sale from the unit via Ebay.

 

Fundraising Events

We have a variety of fundraising events including a cycle ride, abseil and dinner events.  Please visit our Fundraising Events page for more details.

Twice a year we issue newsletters updating supporters on our work.  Previous newsletters can be downloaded here

February 2012

August 2012

April 2013

September 2013

If you would like to receive future newsletters, please email your full name and address to info@wchp.org.uk