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POETRY NIGHT IN AID OF CYRENIANS

A poetry night was held on the 3rd May at the Royal Oak in Earlsdon..... read more...

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH APRIL 2018

Congratulations go to Urmas Krautmann, our volunteer of the month for April... read more...

LONG SERVICE VOLUNTEER AWARDS MAY 2018

An awards ceremony was held at Windsor's & Refreshed on Wednesday 2nd May, attended by staff and volunteers. The afternoon was enjoyed by all who attended ............. read more...

CBS INTERMEDERIES CHEQUE PRESENTATION

The Intermediaries at Coventry Building Society continue to fundraise into 2018, raising another £4,000 through various fundraising activities ..... read more...

CLM CHURCH LEND A HAND APRIL 2018

A Big thank you yet again to CLM (Christian Life Ministries) Church Coventry ........ read more...

TRUSTEE RUNS THE LONDON MARATHON

A big thank you to Sally Eason (Cyrenians Board of Trustees Chair) ..... read more...

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH MARCH 2018

Congratulations go to Debby Kerr, our Volunteer of the Month for March 2018 ... read more...

CYRENIANS FOUNDER

In 1974, motivated by his own experience of being homeless, Tom Gifford set up Canterbury Cyrenians (now called Porchlight) with the aim of encouraging the local community to help homeless people............ read more...

VOLUNTEERS OF THE MONTH FEBRUARY 2018

Our volunteers of the month for February 2018 were Rob & Ian. They are both residents currently staying in our hostels for the homeless, eager to get back into work. They make a great team as Volunteer Van Drivers.... read more...

KIND PUPILS RAISE £3500 TO SUPPORT COVENTRY'S MOST VULNERABLE

Pupils across Coventry have raised more than £3,500 for charities supporting those in need in the city.... read more...

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK LADIES HOCKEY CLUB

The University of Warwick Ladies' Hockey club held a ‘Charity Circle’ on 7th March organised by Meg Bailey. This included some hilarious challenges ... read more...

CLM CHURCH LEND A HAND

Big thank you to CLM Church Coventry, who are spending their Saturday's volunteering by carrying out much needed sorting at our warehouse. read more...

BABLAKE SIXTH FORM SLEEPOUT

A big thank you to Bablake Sixth Form students and teachers, whose brave sleep out on a very cold night raised a final total of over £900! read more...

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH JANUARY 2018

Our volunteer of the month for January was Paul Hobson. Paul has been volunteering at windsors and refreshed for over two years, initially 1 day per week but now does 2 days. read more...

BALSALL COMMON METHODIST CHURCH FEBRUARY HARVEST

We would like to thank the Ballsall Common Methodist Church Congregation, the Scout Organisations, and all who made a donation for the February Harvest..... read more...

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY IDC SOCIETY SLEEPOUT JAN 2018

Coventry University students braved the cold and slept rough to raise funds for the homeless.... read more...

AIMS TALK AT COVENTRY UNIVERSITY

Phil Smith (AIMS coordinator) was asked by former colleague Nim Bahia (lecturer of Childhood and Youth Studies) to deliver a talk to students about Cyrenians as a unique local charity...... read more...

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH DECEMBER 2017

Our volunteer of the month for December 2017 was Graham Cole ... read more...

CHRISTMAS DAY EVENT AT THE METHODIST CENTRAL HALL 2017

Cyrenians held their best ever annual event on Christmas day, at the Methodist Central Hall, welcoming all that may be homeless, lonely, vulnerable, or would have gone without a Christmas dinner...... read more...

CHRISTMAS DONATIONS RECEIVED FROM SHOPS 2017

We would like to say a big thank you to all of the following Shops that donated to Cyrenians this Christmas .... read more...

CHRISTMAS DONATIONS RECEIVED FROM THE STATUTORY SECTOR 2017

We would like to say a big thank you to all of the following Statutory Sectors that donated to Cyrenians this Christmas .... read more...

CHRISTMAS DONATIONS RECEIVED FROM VOLUNTARY GROUPS AND CHARITIES 2017

We would like to say a big thank you to all of the following Voluntary Groups & Charities that donated to Cyrenians this Christmas ...... read more...

CHRISTMAS DONATIONS RECEIVED FROM SCHOOLS 2017

We would like to say a big thank you to all of the following Schools that donated to Cyrenians this Christmas ..... read more...

CHRISTMAS DONATIONS RECEIVED FROM COMPANIES AND SUPPLIERS 2017

We would like to say a big thank you to all of the following Companies & Suppliers that donated to Cyrenians this Christmas ...... read more...

CHRISTMAS DONATIONS RECEIVED FROM CHURCHES 2017

We would like to say a big thank you to all of the following Churches that donated to Cyrenians this Christmas ........ read more...

TILE HILL JOB CENTRE CHRISTMAS DONATION 2017

We would like to thank Paul Gallon and all the staff at the Tile Hill Job Centre in Coventry for organising a collection ...... read more...

STRATFORD FOOD BANK CHRISTMAS DONATION 2017

A big thank you to all the staff at Stratford Food Bank who donated lots of goodies to give out to our homeless clients .... read more...

SUTTON ESTATE AGENTS CHRISTMAS DONATION 2017

Many thanks to Peter Hudson and staff at Sutton Estate Agents, Coventry, for thinking of Cyrenians this Christmas..... read more...

HOWDEN'S JOINERY CHRISTMAS DONATION 2017

A big thank you to Howden's Joinery, a supplier of kitchens and joinery products in Coventry, who presented Cyrenians a cheque for a whopping £1000!! read more...

GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH CHRISTMAS DONATION 2017

A big thank you to Sharon Edgar and everyone at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Coventry for the donation ..... read more...

ST JOHN VIANNEY PRIMARY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS DONATION 2017

A big thank you to Claire Littlewood and all the pupils & staff at St. John Vianney Catholic Primary School for donating .......... read more...

SEVERN TRENT COVENTRY CHRISTMAS DONATION 2017

A big thank you to all the staff and Jennifer-Cosc Moore who organised the collection at Severn Trent in Coventry ...... read more...

MORRISONS CHRISTMAS DONATION 2017

A big thank you to Kanwalpreet Banga who organised the collection at Morrisons in Binley and kindly brought them in to our Head Office... read more...

FREEMAN EMEA CHRISTMAS DONATION 2017

A big thank you to Anna Jackman and all the staff at Freeman EMEA, the event managment company in Ryton-on-Dunsmore for their donation...... read more...

VINCI ENERGIES UK CHRISTMAS DONATION 2017

A big thank you to all the staff at Vinci Energies UK for holding a Christmas Jumper Day in aid of Cyrenians Christmas Appeal ........... read more...

SOCKS 'N' CHOCS CHRISTMAS DONATION 2017

We would like to thanks Cathy Foreman who collects on behalf of 'Socks 'n' Chocs'. This initiative was originally set up by a former soldier, PC Ian Northcott, known as the "busking bobby". read more...

SAINSBURY'S CHRISTMAS DONATION 2017

Thank you to Sharon Brown from Sainsbury's in Courthouse Green, Coventry for organising the donation of assorted chocolate bars .......... read more...

WEST COVENTRY ACADEMY 6TH FORM CHRISTMAS DONATION 2017

A big thank you to John Griffin and all the pupils at West Coventry Academy 6th Form for their fantastic donation of clothes, food & toiletries..... read more...

WARWICK UNIVERSITY LADIES HOCKEY CLUB CHRISTMAS DONATION 2017

We would like to thank Sarah McHugh and everyone at Warwick University Ladies Hockey Club ........... read more...

FINHAM PARK 2 CHRISTMAS DONATION 2017

A big thank you to Finham Park II students and staff who collected lots of clothes, toiletries, socks, food and chocolate for our Christmas & Winter Appeal...... read more...

JAGUAR LANDROVER CHRISTMAS DONATION 2017

A big thank you to Helen Atherton who arranged for staff at Jaguar Land Rover to visit our Head Office ..... read more...

BISHOP ULLATHORNE CATHOLIC SCHOOL CHRISTMAS DONATION 2017

In December Bishop Ullathorne Catholic School arrived with a minibus full of Christmas donations..... read more...

LAKER PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CHRISTMAS DONATION 2017

We would like to thank Jim Moloney and all the staff at Laker property management in Birmingham .......... read more...

WESTHILL CORNER DAY NURSERY CHRISTMAS DONATION 2017

We would like to say a massive thank you to Michelle Crane and all the staff and children at Westhill Corner Day Nursery in Coventry ..... read more...

NEHEMIAH UCHA CHRISTMAS DONATION 2017

We would like to thank Simone Flowers and all the staff at Nehemiah (UCHA) Housing Association in Birmingham ............ read more...

SERVICE SIGHT CHRISTMAS DONATION 2017

A big thank you to Katie Wheat and all the staff at Service Sight Ltd in Coventry ........ read more...

O'BRIEN CONTRACTORS CHRISTMAS DONATION 2017

A big thank you to Kelly Davis and all the staff at O'Brien Contractors Limited in Leamington Spa for organising a Charity Christmas Jumper day in aid of Cyrenians ........ read more...

SACHDEVS CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS CHRISTMAS DONATION 2017

A big thank you to Sonia Sachdev and all the staff at Sachdevs Chartered Accountants ....... read more...

KING HENRY VIII PREPARATORY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS DONATION 2017

Prep children were very generous again this year with all their donations for the Cyrenians supporting vulnerable people throughout the city...... read more...

COVENTRY CITY STARS DELIVER FESTIVE CHEER

Sky Blues fans were quick to suggest the Coventry Cyrenians and Nazon, along with fellow City forward Maxime Biamou, visited the Cyrenians and supplied them with Christmas essentials for the local homeless and vulnerably housed. read more...

CHILDREN DONATE CHRISTMAS SHOE BOXES 2017

Two very kind and thoughtful children asked their mum if they could fill shoe boxes and give them to the needy again this Christmas. We are very grateful that they chose Cyrenians again. read more...

NCS CHALLENGE VOLUNTEERS NOVEMBER 2017

Cyrenians have recently received a help from NCS Challenge, the National Citizen Service for 15-17 year olds........... read more...

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH NOVEMBER 2017

Congratulations go to Wendy, our Volunteer of the Month for November 2017, who has received a certificate and Gift Voucher for all her hard work....... read more...

WINDSORS AND REFRESHED 5TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY

On Thursday 30th November, staff, volunteers, and customers celebrated the fifth year anniversary of Windsor’s & Refreshed which opened in 2012. Free coffee samples and a buffet were provided. read more...

CRIMINOLOGY STUDENT VOLUNTEER FAIR NOV 2017

On 14th November, Cyrenians attended the Volunteer Fair for second year Criminology students at Coventry University held in the Foyer of the Richard Crossman building...... read more...

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH OCTOBER 2017

Our volunteer of the month for October 2017 was Urmas Krautmann. Urmas has volunteered for Cyrenians for almost 3 years ....... read more...

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY VOLUNTEER FAIR 2017

On 25th October, Cyrenians attended the Volunteer Fair held at the Coventry University, at The Hub, Jordan Well. Our stall was manned by Jo Page and Jack Swinburn..... read more...

HARVEST FESTIVAL DONATIONS 2017

Cyrenians gratefully received an abundance of Harvest Festival produce again this year from the following Churches and schools ......... read more...

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH SEPTEMBER 2017

Our volunteer of the month for September 2017 was Paul Edwards. Paul was homeless and stayed in our hostels until Cyrenians Support Staff were able to help him move on to his own accommodation..... read more...

AIMS TALK AT COVENTRY RECOVERY CHAMPIONS FORUM

Phil Smith (coordinator of the AIMS service) was invited to give a talk at the Coventry Recovery Champions forum on the 10th October 2017..... read more...