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We have received a lot of support from funders, both corporate and individuals and would like to thank them all so much for recognising the value in the Shelter and for helping us achieve such fantastic outcomes for our guests and experiences for our volunteers.  For full details of our funders & donors during 2018-19, please refer to our 2018-19 Annual Report.



Golding Vision








 The Wonderful Foundation
























































Our Venues

Union Street Methodist Church

The Maidstone Family Church

Also, thanks must go to many other local churches both for their financial donations, plus good, clothing and special collections.


Our Trustees

Gordon Mackley (Chair), Martin Hinchliffe, Wendy Tull, Kerry Faulkner, Zofia Grzymala and John Tapper. This is where the buck stops. They have been exemplary in support of staff, overseeing all activity in the Shelter with good grace, determination, integrity and vision to continue to develop the Shelter year on year.

Our Staff

Gwyn McPherson is our Project Manager for 2019/20, supported by Les, Claire & Sonya as Project Workers.

Mandy Fuller is our Administrator & Volunteer Co-ordinator. 

Thank you for working so hard to ensure the Shelter opens for yet another year.

Our Partners

Outreach workers from Maidstone Borough Council, Maidstone Day Centre & CGL.  Thank you for your willingness to engage with the project and ensure guests are supported on their paths to re-engagement in the community.

Our Guests

To the people who have touched the lives of so many of us, showing such great determination and perseverance in attempting to move their lives on with our support, in the face of desolation and despair. Thank you for allowing us to support your transition to becoming an active community member.

People who supported the Shelter in other, wonderful ways

Alex Griffith for designing our report with such skill. www.alexgriffith.co.uk


Absolute Creative print, for printing our Annual Report.













We continue to be very fortunate in receiving many generous & varied donations in support of the winter shelter, including food, clothing, gift bags etc.  Many thanks go out to everyone who has donated in any way.  


However, due to very limited storage space, we regret that we are unable to accept further clothing donations this winter.  We would, however, be very grateful to receive donations of new pillows, sleeping bags and food with a long shelf life!

















Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust





















Walnut Tree pub, Loose 












Aylesford School Sports College









A warm welcome overnight

for homeless people in the coldest months

© Website and graphics by Sapphire Taylor and Ella Quinn



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6 Buckland Road, Maidstone, ME16 0SL


Charity No: 1156735


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