News and Events

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

Trinity Winchester gains the Trusted Charity Mark award

Trinity Winchester has recently achieved the Trusted Charity Mark award recognising the excellent work it does as a third sector organisation in England.

 Sue Mckenna, CEO, said “Trinity is delighted to be one of the first organisations in the UK to be awarded the NCVO’s Trusted Charity status – level 1, for the work we do in helping homeless and vulnerable people in Hampshire.  It is a real boost for our volunteers, staff and trustees and recognises the great work that they do year-round. This prestigious award means that our supporters and stakeholders can be confident that donations of money and time given to Trinity will be used effectively to make a positive difference to the lives of some of the most disadvantaged people in our community”.

Trusted Charity is part of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and is the only UK quality standard designed to help third sector organisations operate more effectively and efficiently.  Trinity Winchester was assessed against the 11 standards of effective practice in Trusted Charity, including in governance, leadership and management, managing staff and volunteers, managing money and proved it meet all standards.

Trinity Winchester is a charity providing support to homeless and other 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.

 Nadeem Razvi, Trusted Charity Programme Manager, NCVO said “We are delighted for the trustees, staff and volunteers of Trinity Winchester that they have achieved the Trusted Charity Mark. We know that organisations using the Trusted Charity standard benefit by having better governance, better systems and procedures and better quality of services for their users and it is great that the community of Trusted Charity users in England is growing”.