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Poverty, isolation, abuse & homelessness are some of the injustices of life that we see all around us. We have been commissioned by God to “remember the poor” and many of us want to do something, to get involved, but we don’t know how to. The Besom in Basingstoke, set up in 2005, exists to help you make a difference to the lives of others – and to make it easy for you to do so. It provides a bridge between those who want to give time, money, things or skills and those who are in need. The service that Besom provides is free, and it ensures that what is given is used effectively. The ethos behind Besom is that everyone – whether 3 years old or over 80, whether working full-time or part-time, a student, between jobs or retired – can get involved.

Recent projects have included:
helping previously homeless people to move into their new homes; cleaning, decorating and furnishing those homes where necessary
providing kitchen starter packs for those who are newly housed and have nothing.
providing non-perishable food packs for individuals and local projects
taking a group of students to clean up the grounds of a local school for disabled children
providing a number of brand new beds, carpets, washing machines
helping to decorate a new resource centre for homeless & vulnerable people

And an old favourite:
Passing on over 80 Christmas hampers full of wonderfully special food and festive goods to folk who could not otherwise afford such luxuries.

To find out more, or if you would like to give of your time, money or things in any way, please contact:
Andy Taylor on 01256 316000 or Besom in Basingstoke directly on 07541 123797 or vist the website:

Basingstoke Community Churches

The Sarum Hill Centre Sarum Hill Basingstoke RG21 8SR 01256 316000

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