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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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Sunday Opening

Please note that from Sunday 2nd October we will be opening for lunch on Sundays at 14.00 and closing at 15.30.  Last meals will be served at 15.15pm. These times will remain in place until April 2023.

Thank you!

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We're absolutely delighted to share the news that we have received a generous donation from NFU Mutual, Hungerford, who nominated us to receive support from their Mutual Giving Fund. The Agency Giving Fund forms part of NFU's funding pledge for local and national charities in 2022 which was set up to help tackle the ongoing effects of the pandemic and assist with recovery. This donation  is very much appreciated in these difficult times and will help us to continue to provide our services to those in need.

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

The 2021/22 Co-op Community Fund is closing soon! Please nominate Loose Ends as your community charity ASAP to make sure we benefit!

Co-op Members are now able to support Loose Ends as part of the Local community Fund.

 

If you are already a Co-op member you can now select Loose Ends as your local cause. If not sign up as a Co-op member now.

Either way follow the link below and don't forget to swipe your card when shopping.

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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.

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

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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