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Introducing HAVEN (West Berkshire) Homeless Charity

The Newbury Soup Kitchen has become a division of HAVEN (West Berkshire) homeless charity. Benefactors, clients and followers will see subtle changes over the coming weeks, including name change and identity, but should be rest assured that the services offered, ethos and people behind the Soup Kitchen will not change. Indeed, some of the Soup Kitchen volunteers now reside as Trustees within HAVEN.

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The Blue Light Initiative And County Lines Drug Dealing

Awareness is starting to grow about County Lines Drug Dealing and Cuckooing, which is having an impact in West Berkshire and other areas across the country. Often from major cities such as London, drug dealers will move into new sales areas like West Berkshire and the Home Counties to sell their products.

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Rough Sleeper Assaulted By Thugs With Firework In Liverpool

The man, thought to be an established rough sleeper and well known to homeless volunteers in the city, managed to remove the lit firework from his pocket but burnt his hand in the process. The public appears to be united in its response to the shocking attack on ex-serviceman.

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SWEP, Hungerford Collection Point and Christmas Wish List

As always the local community are incredibly generous this time of year. We now have enough tents, sleeping bags and sanitary towels. These will last the next few months, if not more. We will publish an appeal if we need more. In the interim, we are still in need of most items from our Christmas Wish List such as head torches and Lycra boxer shorts

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Can You Help With Our Christmas Wish List This Year?

We are overwhelmed with the generosity of the public and community as a whole this year. It’s only the beginning of November and we are bursting at the seams with donations. We have created a Christmas Wish List of items that are needed. It would be uncharitable of us to continue to accept donations that may go to waste in the future.

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