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Highlights of The Big Leap Out

Highlights of The Big Leap Out

They all did it! On Sunday 11th October, our Big Leapers took the leap and skydived from 10,000 feet to raise funds for Stonepillow...and Gary went even higher to 15,000 feet! The added bonus was due to an overcast day the start of their freefall was above the cloud... read more »

Harvest Festival 2020

Harvest Festival 2020

Harvest Festival 2020 is slightly different this year whilst restrictions are still in place. For Stonepillow supporters finding difficulty donating food to us, we have set up a Harvest Food Fund so that we can purchase essential food items on your behalf over the coming months. How do I donate? To... read more »

Stonepillow featured on Newsnight

Stonepillow featured on Newsnight

Stonepillow were recently featured on Newsnight, looking at those who have fallen through the gaps due to Coronavirus. You can take a look at the footage here: https://youtu.be/qfFtNy5mHKoread more »

Police donation to support Stonepillow

Police donation to support Stonepillow

Funds from a police charity are helping Stonepillow to provide services to support the homeless and rough sleepers in Arun and Chichester. The £500 donation comes from the Police Property Act Fund (PPAF), made up of monies received by the police from the sale of unclaimed lost property and property... read more »

Stonepillow featured on Jeremy Vine's BBC Radio 2 show

Stonepillow featured on Jeremy Vine's BBC Radio 2 show

Stonepillow were recently featured on Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine phone in discussion on charities suffering from reductions in income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is our text that Jeremy read out: “Hilary Bartle is the CEO of a homeless charity called Stonepillow charity in West Sussex …. That’s a... read more »

Council members and staff take part in the Little Big Sleep Out at Home

Council members and staff take part in the Little Big Sleep Out at Home

From trikes and wheelbarrows, to summer houses and double decker buses, Chichester District Council staff and councillors found a new bed for the night in support of Stonepillow's Little Big Sleep Out at Home last Saturday. With social distancing measures in place, Stonepillow changed their annual ‘Big Sleep Out’ event... read more »

Stonepillow featured on BBC South Today

Stonepillow featured on BBC South Today

On 27th May 2020, Stonepillow were visited by BBC South Today, who filmed our staff and clients and discussed the work going on around our temporary accommodation. You can see the feature here https://youtu.be/C7sJtOYMwn4read more »

Stonepillow to pilot Housing First Project

Stonepillow to pilot Housing First Project

Stonepillow has been awarded a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund to establish and pilot the first Housing First Project across Chichester and Arun districts. The project will provide support to the most vulnerable and multi-disadvantaged rough sleepers, enabling them to set up a... read more »

Chichester District Council staff redeployed to support rough sleepers

Chichester District Council staff redeployed to support rough sleepers

We have been very lucky to have staff from Chichester District Council staff temporarily redeployed to us to help distribute food to rough sleepers across the district who have been placed in temporary accommodation. They have been incredibly busy transforming our day hub into a streamlined food preparation and distribution... read more »

Stonepillow working in partnership during COVID-19 pandemic

For 30 years, Stonepillow has been committed to supporting and empowering homeless people towards sustainable independence and wellbeing, and during these past weeks have faced more challenges in keeping their clients safe, secure and supported. As the reality of coronavirus cases rising across the UK, rough sleepers are thought to... read more »

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