Rick Stein Winchester cooks for the homeless

Trinity Winchester were delighted to have head chef Chris Baker from Rick Stein Winchester join them in the kitchen on Wednesday 14th July to serve his homemade lasagne for around 50 Trinity clients. Sue Mckenna, CEO, said “The food was delicious, it was a special treat for everyone at Trinity. We are really looking forward to exploring training and learning opportunities with the restaurant to help get some of our clients back into employment”.

Trinity is a charity providing support to homeless and vulnerable people in Winchester and the surrounding area. The charity operates from a day centre in central Winchester, offering practical and emotional support, to get people out of homelessness and ready to move onto independent living and into employment.

During this year, Rick Stein Winchester have already taken part in Trinity’s Big Sleep Out, raised money through their charity lunches, supported their upcoming World Homeless Day Dinner and have additional cooking dates booked in for later this year.

Louis Rogers, General manger at Rick Stein Winchester, said “As well as helping to raise £1200 earlier in the year through our charity lunches, it’s been great to support such a wonderful local charity in any way we can.”

The charity has been overwhelmed by the support received by the restaurant and are looking forward to continuing building their partnership to help deliver on their mission which is to be the ‘go-to’ safe place for homeless and vulnerable people in Winchester

Trinity Winchester hosts Women’s Pamper Evening

Trinity Winchester hosted its first Women’s Pampering Evening on Tuesday 18th June for its clients. Ladies were able to enjoy afternoon tea with scones, cakes and sandwiches whist dancing along to the strings of the Ukulele band. A variety of different treatments from hair and makeup to manicures and Indian hand massages were available for clients to enjoy throughout the evening.

Sharnna Carter, Community fundraiser at Trinity said ‘It was a lovely evening for all the women involved and gave them a chance to be pampered and feel special. The women were completely overwhelmed by the support, kindness and generosity, and are looking forward to the next one.”

It wouldn’t have been possible without all the generous donations and support from Lane Clark & Peacock, Solent University’s beauty team and Waitrose & Partners Chandlers Ford.

Trinity Art Group participate in a paper craft workshop

The Trinity Art Group were invited to participate in a paper craft workshop run by recent graduate Imogen Marooney at Winchester School of Art.

The workshop was part of Imogen’s final degree show work. It was really enjoyable and the Trinity Art Group were pleased to be included in the creative Art school community

Big Sleep Out 2019 – In Pictures

Around 250 people enjoyed a night under the stars to support homeless and other vulnerable people in Winchester on Friday 17th May at Winchester Cathedral.

We are still counting up how much money our fantastic participants raised, but we anticipate that so far over £30,000 has been received – all of which will be put back into Trinity’s wide range of day services supporting some of the most vulnerable people in the city. If you would like any of the pictures below, please email sharnna@trinitywinchester.org.uk.

Book your place for Trinity’s Big Sleep Out now!

Support the biggest fundraising event for homelessness in Winchester!

Trinity Winchester is once again hosting the Big Sleep Out to raise money for their work with homeless and other vulnerable people. Join them on Friday 17th May 2019 for an eye-opening night taking on the challenge of sleeping outside in the grounds of the Winchester Cathedral.

The evening consists of fundraising, entertainment, building cardboard shelters and enjoying delicious food from local vendors. But from 10pm the challenge is to get some sleep away from any home comforts. Every penny raised in sponsorship will go back into Trinity’s services, offering long-term, positive change, getting people out of homelessness and ready to move onto independent living and into employment.

This event is not an experience of being homeless. We cannot imagine the realities of sleeping rough every night. We will return to the comfort of our homes the following morning, which is not an option for thousands of people. This event is an interesting way to raise vital funds, whilst having a challenging night.

Key Info

  • Venue: Winchester Cathedral
  • Time: 19:00 Friday 17th May – 07:00 Saturday 18th May
  • Cost: £12 to sleep out / £55 for groups – including a bacon/egg bap next the morning
  • Fundraising: £100 sponsorship target
  • Children are welcome, recommended age 7+. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult at all times