Winter Night Shelter – Volunteer’s Experience

We are privileged to be living in a very affluent part of the country. This can mean that those people needing our help are often hidden and it is easy to ignore them and live our lives as if they weren’t here. Just before Christmas I heard about the Winter Night...

Winter Night Shelter Training

The East Surrey Winter Night Shelter 2019/20 is running for 15 weeks from Wednesday 11th December 2019 to Tuesday 24th March 2020. To get involved please register as a volunteer on this page. Once you have registered as a volunteer and after we have processed it,...

Update on Chapel building work and the move

We’re aware it’s been a while since we gave you an update about where we are with the refurbishment at Shrewsbury Chapel which is going to be home to both the Drop-In and office in the coming months. Having secured funding for the core works – shower, disabled toilet...

New Fundraising and Volunteer Co-ordinator at RHT

We are pleased to welcome and announce the appointment of the charity’s third permanent member of staff, Mary-Anne Parsons, who started as Volunteer and Fundraising Co-ordinator this week. Mary-Anne’s role is to help volunteers and other supporters in their...

Maternity cover Project Co-ordinator appointed

Renewed Hope Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin McKay as our interim Project Co-ordinator for the duration of Anna’s maternity leave. Kevin comes with experience in business and similar charity work in the Croydon area. He will be with us from...

A massive thank you to you all

After 15 weeks, the East Winter Night Shelter 2018/19 closed on Wednesday 27th March having had nearly 350 of people giving their time in either the Drop-In or Shelter over those 15 weeks. Others, we know, have been keeping it in their prayers, have donated clothes,...

Funds for chapel works in place!

We are very pleased to announce that following an appeal for help, we have now received the funding we need to progress with the work at Shrewsbury Chapel, Redhill. We hold the lease there and currently it is generally only used on Sundays – by the church...

Extra volunteer training session

Due to demand, we have scheduled another training session for new volunteers for Tuesday 18th December. To sign up, please register with us at www.rhtes.org/volunteer. Coming to a training sessions doesn’t mean you have to volunteer, but being registered will...

Working on the night shelter FAQs

As the East Surrey Winter Night Shelter approaches, here are some answers to some common questions about working with the homeless and volunteering for us. Do I need experience of working with homeless people? A.  It is helpful, but most of our volunteers have not...

Clothes needed for the homeless and needy!

It’s coming to that time of year where our drop-inners need those extra layers, particularly if they are homeless. If you are clearing out your wardrobe please think about bringing them to us to distribute to those in need locally. Items which are particularly...