Night Light Winter Shelter

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For the coldest months of the year, from 1st December through to 28th February, overnight shelter, hot food and friendship is offered to vulnerable adults within Basingstoke. This project is supported by Basingstoke Churches Together. We at St John's Hook give support through volunteers from our congregation, donations of supplies, and a percentage of the collections taken up at our Christmas services. 

This year’s St John’s Christmas card from the church family is painted by our resident artist, Rebecca Ratnasamy.  By signing the card and donating money, you will be raising extra funds for this local charity.

The Church Family Christmas card

Supplies Wanted for 2018

There is a box in the Narthex at St John's for anyone who would like to donate supplies for the NLWS.  And a big thank you to anyone who has already donated.

New Clothing

Men’s thermal vests S/M - (chest to fit up to 37ins or 38 to 40 ins)
Men’s thermal long johns S/M - (waist to fit 30 to 32 or 33 to 35 ins)
Men’s boxer shorts S/M
Men’s thermal socks 6-71/2 or 8-91/2
Women’s thermal tights S
Women’s thermal socks 3-5

Toiletries

Lip salve/chapsticks
Handcream

Confectionery

Cereal bars
Crisps
Chocolate

Making a difference - What did we do in 2017/2018

  • 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

For more information see Night Light Winter Shelter website.  If you would like to donate directly see https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/nightlightwintershelter. Thank you!

Night Light Winter Shelter kitchen