Winter, York and fuel poverty

January at the Besom often involves lots of tidying up from Christmas, catching up on emails and having the heating on all day! This year in particular I’ve been struck by how much we take having a heater in the office for granted. Over December and January we have had a record number of referrals […]

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Van-tastic news!

Core team member Kirsten Nott gets behind the wheel for our latest blog entry. If you’ve been following the Besom in York for the last few years you might remember that in 2016 our first van went to the scrapheap in the sky. You might also remember that we had been praying for a new […]

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Summer closure

As of Friday, 27th July, The Besom in York is now closed for a few weeks over the summer. Our next working day will be Wednesday, 22nd August. Bundles of Joy are also closed over the summer. If you have furniture to give, but cannot hold on to it until the last week of August, […]

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SHAC students get stuck in

We were so blessed to have another team of Ampleforth College students (SHACworks) spend a week giving their time again this year. They carried out three projects in Tang Hall. The first was a decorating project for a lady who had just been given her first permanent home. They decorated the hallway, the kitchen and […]

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