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, […]Read More Summer closure
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 […]Read More SHAC students get stuck in
“You can’t really get away from the call of God to help people in need. You can’t read the Bible and cut that out. If all the student groups in York did a project each term, just think what an impact that could have!” Adam Mitchell-Baker, student worker at York’s G2 church, is thinking big. […]Read More Faith has to make a difference
December is Christmas hamper month at the Besom in York. It’s always a whirlwind of activity as we seek to match hamper referrals with givers who have offered to make them up. But it is also a time when we’re even more acutely aware of our reliance on God. No matter how planned we try […]Read More Unhampered giving!
Van runs are a staple of our week at The Besom in York as we collect items given and deliver them to our recipients. But what’s it like to be on the van team? Here, office time giver and St Columba’s URC York Intern Katie Golden tells her story. The first time I went on […]Read More The mattress that meant so much
We love it when churches give their time to carry out projects with The Besom in York. Here’s Mary Kangley’s account of what happened when she and a team of fellow students at G2 got stuck in to some decorating. When the student worker at my church asked for volunteers for a local Besom project […]Read More It was crazy to think that a few hours of my time could impact her life so much
This week our former co-ordinator, Rob Ainsworth, reflects on his time at the Besom. It is 11 years since he started to work at The Belfrey church and looked in to starting a Besom. We asked him to share 11 things he has learnt in that time… No where is too far to go for […]Read More 11 lessons from 11 years…