About

The Besom exists to be a bridge between those who want to give – time/skills/money/things – to those who are in need. It ensures that what is given is used effectively.

The Besom is a national charity with bases all around the country. James Odgers founded the charity in 1987, after a trip to Hong Kong, working with Jackie Pullinger. He noticed that the gap between those who have and those who don’t exists not only in Hong Kong, but all over the world. He wrote the Besom vision on the flight on the way home. The Besom in York was started by Rob and Sam just over 11 years ago.

The Besom in York Core Team is made up of Becky, Ed, Richard, Katie and Tara.

If you have something you’d like to give you can drop us an email at giving@thebesominyork.co.uk.

You can find the national Besom website here: http://www.besom.com/

The Besom in York is a registered charity, our number is: 1133905

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