The Besom in Woking
The Besom in Woking started in 2006 as a result of a small group of people feeling that they were being prompted to address the needs in their local community and, as Christians, to be seen to be making a positive difference.
What we do
The Besom is a bridge between those who want to give and those in need in our community. We work with many Woking churches, including Christchurch, The Coign, St Mary of Bethany, St Paul’s, The Woking Vineyard, St. Andrew’s Goldsworth Park, Holy Trinity Knaphill, The Salvation Army and the Church of the Good Shepherd at Pyrford.
We have found that many people are willing to help others but don’t know how, or where the need is. Besom aims to make those first steps easy and fun. Woking Besom is well networked with local organisations, including Social Services, Our Sanctuary, The Terence Higgins Trust, The Exchange, Citizens Advice Bureau and Local Housing Associations.
You can become part of our prayer support, and pray for the Besom, the churches it serves and the recipients and social workers we work with.
HOW YOU CAN GIVE THROUGH THE BESOM IN WOKING
Individually – come out on the van with us for collections and deliveries and see how Besom works. Or help sort in the warehouse, to prepare things for sending out.
Our van days are Wednesdays, Fridays, and the occasional Saturday morning.
As a group
Decorating, cleaning or gardening – just tell us what you would like to do, how many you are, when you would like to do it, and we will arrange a project for you.
You can give anything, from sofas and beds to kettles, to vacuum cleaners; anything that goes in a home.
We only accept things that are excellent condition, because we want to give the very best to those who have no choice.
We have been given a van BUT it needs maintenance,tyres etc - we pay rent for a warehouse and we need to buy materials for decorating etc …...all this takes money! Or you can donate for a specific purpose e.g. to buy a cooker or some mattress covers (we give a new mattress cover with each bed we deliver to really bless our recipients).