Many of us have good quality things that we do not use or need and local Besoms provide a service that enables you to pass them on to people who really need them. Those who are re-housed are often given flats with absolutely nothing in them. Those escaping domestic violence may have to leave all their possessions behind. Through a network of contacts in social services, charities, refuges and family centres, The Besom constantly hears about people living on the edge. We are then able to match up the things given with the needs we hear about.
If you have good quality items you wish to give away, your local Besom would love to receive them. We can pass them on immediately to vulnerable people who really need them. These include women escaping domestic violence, homeless people, refugees, families or individuals living in extreme poverty.
See Local Besoms to find out where your nearest Besom collects and delivers goods.
"I can't believe this, I am sitting here looking at all the stuff I got from these people, it is such good quality, just everything. When I was on the street and in a hostel I got real rags, I had to wash them first. But this is so different, it's the first time since I was 14 that I have had a winter coat. I wish it was winter all year round so I can wear it every single day. This has made me feel really special."
"When time givers delivered a nearly new bed to Katy they took away the only piece of furniture she had, being a mattress she had pulled out of a skip….[as she lay on the new bed she said:] "this is like Heaven." She couldn’t believe anyone would give her something of worth because she didn't think she deserved it."
Besom core worker, The Besom in Thurrock
Annual Besom Conference
We hold an annual conference for all those thinking about starting their own or who are interested in our work. watch this space for details of our 2018 event!
Simplicity, Love & Justice
- a ten week discussion course
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