17th July 2021
The Daylight Café Opens!
Photo by Anna Earl on Unsplash
Our ‘Daylight Café’ is now open every Saturday from 3.30pm to 6.30pm at St Andrew’s Church Hall on Occupation Road.
It’s a place that welcomes anyone within the homeless community, those at risk of homelessness or simply struggling with day to day financial pressures. It’s a space to gather and socialise in, to enjoy a hot drink and a snack, play a board game, read the paper, or find a helping hand. Run by our volunteers, we hope it will be somewhere that those feeling the strain can take a little time out and meet some friendly faces.
16th February 2021
Annual General Meeting
The charity’s AGM will be held virtually on Zoom this year due to lockdown restrictions.
The meeting will be held at 7pm on Tuesday 16th February.
If you would like to attend please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for the meeting details and an invitation link.
The run-up to Christmas this year was a strange one for everyone, but thankfully the majority of our town’s homeless and rough sleepers were accommodated by the night shelter run by ENCS or, as a result of COVID measures, in government-funded temporary accommodation. That said, Christmas is a time when inequality is perhaps most keenly felt, so it was great to be able to reach out to individuals and families that needed a bit of a helping hand during this time. Our thanks go to Martin, Corby’s Rough Sleeper Outreach Worker for his help with co-ordination and distribution.
People making a difference
We’d just like to put a shout-out for everyone who gives us individual donations, whether directly, though the Local Giving website, or via payroll charitable giving. Together you are the lifeblood of the charity and making a real difference. Thank you all so much!
Axil and Asda
A huge thank you to Axil Integrated Services who donated Asda vouchers to help us with our ongoing food provision. Axil are a national company with their headquarters here in Corby.
The ability to distribute vouchers has been vital during the Covid pandemic. It has allowed us to continue a food and essential items provision to those most vulnerable, even though we have been unable to operate our mobile catering facility because of social distancing.
Axil’s generosity also prompted Asda’s store manager Nick Wood to donate a monthly food hamper to the charity’s volunteers, which was a lovely gesture.
It’s fantastic to be Jackson Bakery’s Charity of the Year. They’ve kept us in sandwich bread throughout the winter and we’ve just received a very generous donation from the group’s charitable trust. We’re really looking forward to sharing the exciting ideas, activities and interactions we have for 2020/21.
Corby Rotary Phoenix
Thanks to Corby Rotary Club for hosting us to talk about homelessness in Corby. It was great to share our presentation with you and enjoy a well-informed discussion afterwards. A big thank you also for your donation, which we will put to good work!
We’ve had to make some very difficult decisions with the COVID situation rapidly becoming a national health crisis. Guided by local government advice, and our own concerns we’ve had to close the catering facility on Everest Lane. The national government announced today however, funding to house rough-sleepers during the pandemic, which is great news. We’ll therefore be re-directing our efforts to work alongside the Corby Homeless Project, CBC and other services to deliver food and essentials to those that are most in need. We’ll be directing our activity and resources wherever we can most make a difference during this crisis. Please all take care and stay safe.
Yet another thankyou to our friends at the steelworks and in particular SIMA (Unite the Union) for your amazing donation towards administration and maintenance costs of our mobile catering facility.
Your support is just phenomenal!
We’ve been overwhelmed with the generosity of the kind folk at Oakland International who have provided our cooks with some amazing produce and fresh vegetables. Healthy meals on their way!
Burlesque Halloween Masquerade Ball
A big thankyou to BCD and to everyone who attended the fundraising Ball at The Grampian for a great fun evening!
We launched our mobile catering van today! Newly upgraded and with a five star hygiene rating the van will provide hot and cold food and drinks, five days a week throughout the winter. A big thank you to everyone who helped make this possible and to our tireless volunteers.
Talifest at the Talisman Pub - Live all day music event.
Along with some great live local bands (main and acoustic stages), there will be good food, face painting,
raffles and lots more for the entire family to enjoy! We’re proud to be the event’s charity partner.
An amazing cake stall at Corby Park Run!
A great visit today to TATA Steel to collect vouchers donated by the Corby Employee Benevolent Scheme.
We’ll put to them
to good use during the winter – thank you guys!
A huge thank you to the children of Hazel Leys School (Tigers and Golden Eagles) for raising money for us
A fantastic day with huge support at Corby Carnival.