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Support from Passion Digital

Over the last month, Passion Digital have been supporting us with our Google advertising strategy. They are an award-winning digital marketing agency for businesses but also do a lot of work in the third sector. Passion Digital have applied for Google Ad Grants on behalf of more than... read more »

The Big SleepOut 2016

The Big SleepOut 2016

So far you have helped raise a fantastic £10,381.52! Stonepillow’s annual Big SleepOut  took place at Chichester Cathedral on Saturday 15th - Sunday 16th October 2016 Despite torrential downpours on Saturday night and early on Sunday morning, participants rose to the challenge and slept rough in the Grounds and Cloisters of Chichester Cathedral.... read more »

Help us make a difference this Christmas

Christmas can be especially difficult for people who are homeless as they cope with not only increasingly harsh weather, but also profound loneliness resulting from often having nowhere to go at the most festive time of year. The financial pressure of Christmas can also see an increase in the number... read more »

How it all began

Stonepillow is the trading name of St Richard of Christian Care Association (CCA) which was formed in 1989 following a sermon given by our founder the Reverend Hilary Parsons. Here, in his own words, is how Stonepillow began 27 years ago. When I was ordained in 1984 the Presbytery at... read more »

Brian's new home

Brian's new home

Brian is delighted, he slept rough for 11 years and now he has a home. Brian's flat is an extra care facility linked to adult social services in Chichester. It has a bedroom, living room, kitchenette, wet room and equipment to help him cope with his mobility problems. Here, Brian... read more »

One in three working families only one paycheque away from losing their home

With little or no personal savings to fall back on, the Shelter and YouGov study found that this means a staggering three million working families could be just one paycheque away from losing their home. Even more shockingly, the research also revealed that a fifth of working parents face... read more »

Rose's Story

Rose's Story

Rose is a charming 61 year old woman. She is well educated, has had a long and successful career. And now she is homeless. When her mother remarried in 1965, Rose moved to Hampshire. Following a school and college education she was offered a job at Simpsons of Piccadilly, a large... read more »

The Garden Project

The Garden Project

Cultivating self-esteem and self-sufficiency The importance of a holistic approach towards a homeless person’s situation has always been very evident and clear to me throughout my work at Stonepillow. Poverty and lack of affordable housing is typically the reason behind homelessness, not mental illness or alcohol and drug addiction; still the... read more »

New Chief Executive appointed

Stonepillow’s board of Trustees are delighted to announce the appointment of Geoffrey Willis as new CEO of the Charity. “I look forward to joining the team at Stonepillow” said Geoffrey “and building on the great work they’ve been doing to support homeless people in West Sussex.” Geoffrey comes with leadership success... read more »

Laura steps up for Stonepillow!

Laura steps up for Stonepillow!

“You could do that!” my colleague said, when we heard that Stonepillow had been selected by the Rotary Club of Bognor Hotham, as their charity for the Bognor Prom 10k Road Race 2016. Working for Stonepillow means that I see first-hand just how much difference funds raised by our supporters... read more »

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