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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What can I give? #1

The first in our blog series called – What can I give? “Each one should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not out of regret or compulsion. For God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7) The words “Besom” and ” hampers” can usually be found with the word “Christmas”. But […]

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We’re part of a Besom family

The Besom in York is part of a national network of Besoms. At the time of writing, there are about 25 Besoms across the country. Each one runs slightly differently, but all with the same aim – to help build the bridge between those who have, and those in need. A few weeks ago, the […]

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