Lottery will help homeless charity fund new premises

Mon 24 June 2019
Lottery will help homeless charity fund new premises

95 local good causes and charities in West Berkshire are now raising funds through the West Berkshire Lottery! Our most recent to sign up is charity Loose Ends, who feed homeless and vulnerable people in Newbury.

Loose Ends was founded almost 30 years ago and since then have been providing on average 140 meals a week. They are fundraising as they are looking for new premises.

Linda Fergusson from Loose Ends said:

“We have joined West Berkshire Lottery to help us raise money for new premises.  Loose Ends, a drop in centre that feeds the homeless and vulnerable in the Newbury area, has been based at Morton Hall at Newbury Baptist Church, since 1990.  We are run solely by volunteers and serve 5 hot meals a week as well as providing food parcels, toiletries, clothes, tents and sleeping bags. 

Newbury Baptist Church now plans to redevelop its site.  We need to find new premises in the short term but it would be great if we could find a permanent venue. We also rely on donations to provide our service. Every little bit helps!”

You can find out more about Loose Ends and support them through their fundraising page here https://www.westberkshirelottery.co.uk/support/loose-ends .They will receive 50% of any tickets bought through their page with another 10% going to the community fund.

The lottery looks set to raise over £56,000 for local good causes in the first year, and so far over 450 people have won in the weekly draw since our first draw back in March 2019!

Funds raised this year

£56,846.40

34.51% Complete

1822 tickets of our 5280 ticket goal