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Loose Ends Newbury
Serving the homeless and vulnerable 

Loose Ends is a drop-centre in Newbury serving food to the homeless and vulnerable. We are run by approximately 60 volunteers who serve up to 120 meals a week and give over

6,000 hours a year of their time to helping Loose Ends.

We prepare and serve healthy, hot meals in a safe and friendly atmosphere and also offer mini food parcels, toiletries and clean clothes to all those in need.  

Our Opening Times

Monday         12.30 - 13.30pm Lunch

Tuesday        12.30 - 13.30pm Lunch

Wednesday   09.30 - 11.00am Breakfast

Friday            09.30 - 11.00am Breakfast

Sunday          14.00 - 15.30pm Lunch

Last meal is served 15 minutes before closing

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Our AGM

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Linda Fergusson is thanked for all the years of hardwork as a Trustee of Loose Ends.

We held our AGM on Wednesday and a number of volunteers, members and friends faced the very inclement weather to review the previous year together. 

While concerns were raised about the problems likely to be caused by the cost of living crisis it was primarily an evening of celebration and thanks. Our Chair, Linda Fergusson, thanked all the individuals and organisations who had supported Loose Ends throughout the year and enabled us to move into our lovely new premises in May while seemlessly continuing to operate without interruption.

Linda then announced that after several years as serving Loose Ends as Secretary, Vice Chair and then Chair she was going to step down as a Loose Ends Trustee. A vote of thanks was given to Linda for her tremendous commitment over the years and while it was unanimously agreed she was going to be hugely missed as a Trustee the good news was that she would continue as volunteer and supervisor.

The meeting ended on a high note of optimism for the future and a special word from Erica Gassor from West Berkshire Homeless. Erica thanked everyone at Loose Ends for the work we do and for the warm welcome extended to the West Berkshire Homeless Befrienders who attend many of the Loose Ends sessions at the cricket club.

Cost of living Crisis

If you are able to please generously support this much needed appeal to help those in need in our area. Follow the button below to find our more and to donate:

 

This special appeal is to raise money to help local charitable and voluntary organisations
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Thank you to The Furnitrue Project for helping us with the move.

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Barnie our breakfast chef extrordinaire checks the sausages are properly cooked.

Enjoying Our New Home

We succesfully moved to our new home at Newbury Cricket Club on 6th May. It was an exciting day for both volunteers and clients  - and the weather was on our side with sunshine all the way!

Thank you to everyone who made this move  possible.

Thank you Newbury Cricket Club for providing such a great venue!

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Supervisors Kirsty & Gill  ready for our first session after a lot of hard work to get everything prepared in time.

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Enjoying a coffee in the sunshine after breakfast.

Linda Fergusson our Chair and volunteer Rachel keen to start serving.

Needless to say we need help with the cost of settling into our new premises and with our ongoing running costs. If you can help please follow the link to our local giving page.

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Or if you want to help us in a more tangible way there are lots of things we really need on our Amazon Wish List that you can buy for us.

Our Objectives

  • Assist the homeless and vulnerable in the Newbury area by providing a drop in centre open to all adults in need

 
  • Serve a meal during each session
 
  • Distribute donated or purchased food during sessions
  • Distribute donated toiletries and clothing
  • Guide ('signpost') clients to other agencies or charities that may be able to offer more help as needed
    
  • Show compassion and acceptance to all

Our Food

As we provide food, we are required by law

to comply with food hygiene regulations. During our last inspections we were given

a 5* rating.

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Many Thanks to all our Supporters and Volunteers