The Besom in Basingstoke 2019 - Regd. Charity Number 1108977

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The Areas that We Cover

 

We cover RG21, RG22, RG23 and RG24 for all of our work.

Outside of these areas, within half an hour drive of Basingstoke, we will do what we can if we have availability.  If in doubt, please email us!

The Things that We Do

Furniture and White Goods

 

We accept donations of furniture and other household items that are in good condition but no longer needed by their owners.  We deliver these items to clients free of charge.

Starter Packs, Ladies' Pamper Packs, Baby Bundles

We provide Starter Packs for people moving into accommodation who do not even have the essentials such as cups, plates, cutlery, a microwave, kettle etc. These packs include food items, which are also sometimes given separately. 

 

We also do Baby Bundles for new mums and Ladies' Pamper Packs for women in the Refuge.

Decorating and Gardening

 

We have decorating and gardening equipment as well as a transit van. This equipment is used by groups from local churches who approach us, wanting to give their time in their local community.  

If you contact us then we will arrange to meet at your client's house in order to assess the potential project and, once you and your client are happy, we will take the next steps (see below for the Referral Process).

Christmas Hampers

We work with local churches, schools and businesses to put together Christmas hampers for local individuals and families in need.  We aim to focus on more special food that people would not normally buy, ie fun stuff for a fun Christmas.  We deliver the hampers during the week before Christmas.

The Referral Process

 

Step 1   Referral

A professional will contact us by email directly to inform us of someone who needs either decorating or gardening, furniture or other household items. 

Step 2 Visit

Initially we meet with the professional and the recipient to see what work needs to be completed, or sometimes what items are needed. We provide the paint and all the equipment to our teams (all our services are completely free to your clients).

Step 3 Organise

Next, we search through the list of groups from churches who have offered their time to match them up to the referral.

Step 4 Action

The group comes for a day, usually on a weekend, and carries out the work or our van team delivers the items as they become available.

Instructions for Applications

1. Please check the postcode of your client in order to make sure that it is within the area that Besom covers (please see above).

 

2. Please send the details of the individual or family by email, if you can.  The information that we need is: 

  • Name

  • Address

  • Phone number

  • Items needed.

  • Any risks that may be present (please assess the risk as far as possible before you contact us.

 

We don't need to know the background to the client’s situation and why they need the items.  We know that you have already assessed the need.