Every year The Winchester Beacon needs to raise over £300,000 to continue to provide our current service, so any amount, big or small, is gratefully received.
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Fundraising not only generates vital income for us but helps to raise our profile too – the more imaginative your fundraising idea the better! Here are some recent examples of how people have supported The Winchester Beacon:
Peter Symonds College
Pupils at Peter Symonds College in Winchester set up a Homeless Initiative to help raise funds for The Winchester Beacon and collect essential items such as sleeping bags and blankets.
Southern Voices Choir
Southern Voices Choir held their annual Christmas concert in aid of The Winchester Beacon at the Church of St Cross. Over £500 was raised to help support our vital work.
Tom and Patrick Sawford walked 100 miles from Devon to Winchester, sleeping rough en route and relying on the kindness of strangers, to raise money for The Winchester Beacon and another charity, raising around £800 for each.
On the Bowery
Supporter, David Lee, hosted a film night at The Arc showing the award-winning ‘On the Bowery’.
Primary School Fundraiser
Local schoolgirl Ruby raised a fantastic £61 for The Winchester Beacon by selling ‘lucky cups’ at her school, Western Primary. Resourceful Ruby, from Winchester, collected unwanted cracker toys and stocking gifts over the Christmas period, and together with sweets and extras bought with her own pocket money produced 106 ‘lucky cups’ – each containing a toy and some sweets – to sell to her school friends for 50p each, with all proceeds going to The Winchester Beacon.
Any additional money we raise is put towards expanding our support services. Recent fundraising initiatives have made it possible for us to:
- Refurbish a number of our ten bedrooms
- Purchase an additional four bedroom house so that we can now accommodate 22 people across four sites
- Fund an advocacy service to give our residents vital one-to-one support
- Provide cookery lessons for residents