Hamper Season Is Upon Us

It’s always our busiest and most exciting time of year! We are preparing, once again, to help people give Christmas hampers to families and individuals in need across the city. There are lots of different ways to get involved with hampers during the run up to Christmas. If you’re interested in joining in, please do […]

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12 things that made our summer

Summer has flown by and September is well under way! Here are 12 things that have happened at The Besom in York since we last posted… 1. We’ve had lots of office time givers in! It’s been brilliant. Uni students on summer holidays, retired folk, and just generally people with time to spare! A big […]

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SHACKworks get stuck in

It has been fantastic to have students from Ampleforth College getting stuck into projects with the Besom in recent years – and we were delighted to welcome another of their SHACworks teams to York at the end of June. The team of 14 students rolled up their sleeves to decorate and garden for a mum […]

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What can I give? #5

Our fifth and final post in our series – What can I give? “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’.” (Acts 20:35) We like a challenge and […]

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What can I give? #4

The fourth in our series – What can I give? “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” (Romans 12:12)   One of the most popular ways we enable people to give is by helping them donate their furniture. But this isn’t […]

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What can I give? #2

The second in our blog series – What can I give? “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, […]

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