“ Going for 100 – a new target for individual monthly giving from our wider friends and supporters”
Opendoors relies on donations small and large throughout the year and we are delighted that a number of local organisations have chosen us as their charity recently. We are also very grateful for regular donations from our supporters.
Our volunteer team offers a safe place for vulnerable and homeless people to come to, with hot meals, laundry and washing facilities. We support in different ways too; from access to a computer to bus fare loans for interviews and appointments. Our volunteers offer a listening ear and we have regular visits from specialist advisers to help with navigating housing options through to support with more complex needs.
My name is Rachael Ross and a couple of years ago I started volunteering with Opendoors and lately have stepped up to lead the group organising fundraising for the charity. I live just outside Devizes and work as a trustee and campaigner with a number of community projects, following a career in industry and then running my own business.
Our new fundraising group is already getting busy over the summer, planning a mix of events, grant applications and requests for sponsorship from generous organisations, so that we can continue to meet our annual costs and plan ahead to meet new challenges.
“One way we can all contribute is with our new “Individual monthly giving target.” Individuals who would like to support Opendoors in this way agree to give a regular amount each month – one or two kindly offer as much as £50 per month, but the average so far seems to be around £10 per month – the price of a round of coffees!
Having this regular income the charity can rely on month in month out will help us plan ahead on a firmer foundation.
I am looking forward to continuing working with Opendoors and together with you all, we can support the charity onwards and upwards.
Donations come from people as either one-off gifts or as monthly amounts and both are very much appreciated! Cheques should be to “Devizes Opendoors”. Our address is St. John's Parish Office, Long Street, Devizes, SN10 1NN.