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VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH SEPTEMBER 2017

Our volunteer of the month for September 2017 was Paul Edwards. Paul was homeless and stayed in our hostels until Cyrenians Support Staff were able to help him move on to his own accommodation..... read more...

AIMS TALK AT COVENTRY RECOVERY CHAMPIONS FORUM

Phil Smith (coordinator of the AIMS service) was invited to give a talk at the Coventry Recovery Champions forum on the 10th October 2017..... read more...

WARWICK UNI GROUPS RAISE MONEY AND AWARENESS OF FOOD WASTE BY SELLING MEALS FROM EXCESS FOOD

Two brilliant volunteer led societies at the University of Warwick - Rawkus (Rethinking Waste) and Climate Reality Campus Corps collected excess food from local businesses and created tasty meals to raise money. read more...

SAINSBURY'S MAKE LARGE DONATION THROUGH CARRIER BAG SALES

A big thank you to Sainsbury's in Far Gosford Street, Coventry. They raised £2,171.31 by donating a portion of proceeds raised from selling 5p bags during our charity of the year partnership read more...

CBS CELEBRATION AT WINDSOR'S AND REFRESHED

On Wednesday 13th September we held a celebration at Windsor’s & Refreshed for The Intermediary Department at Coventry Building Society, who since 2015 have raised almost £24,000 for our cause. read more...

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH AUGUST 2017

Congratulations go to Rachel Powers, our Volunteer of the Month for August 2017, who has received a certificate and gift voucher. read more...

ALCOHOL INTERVENTION MEDIATION SERVICE SUCCESS STORY

The young person was referred to AIMS by school at the recommendation of Children and Families First services. Concerns ranged from behaviour in class, non-attendance, ill health (physical and emotional) and eating behaviours, given the young person was very underweight. read more...

NEWSLETTER - SEPTEMBER 2017

Check out our latest newsletter for September, featuring latest news, stats, real life stories and more read more...

REFUGEE HELPED TO RECEIVE COUNCIL GRANT

A refugee (who would like to remain anonymous) who came to the UK to escape their country’s national service conscription was recently awarded a grant by Coventry City Council thanks to our support. read more...

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH JULY 2017

Congratulations go to Pav Sohal, our Volunteer of the Month for July 2017, who has received a certificate and gift voucher for all her hard work. read more...

VAC SUMMER SHOWCASE EVENT

On 2nd August Cyrenians took part in the Summer Showcase organised by VAC (Voluntary Action Coventry). Along with many other local charities we had a stall in Broadgate, Coventry City Centre. read more...

STRATFORD TOWN TRUST AWARD MONEY FOR BEDDING PACKS

We've been awarded £600 by Stratford Town Trust to purchase 30 bedding packs for service users staying in our supported accommodation units in Stratford, Warwickshire. read more...

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH JUNE 2017

Our volunteer of the month for June 2017 was Mike Wilson. Just over a year ago Mike started 'renovating' around 40 bikes donated to us by VirginTrains which had been stored in their lost property office but not claimed. read more...

BREAKS IT DJ EVENT AT INSPIRE

On Friday 7th July a DJ event (Breakbeat party) took place at Inspire, New Union Street, Coventry....... read more...

DONATION OF WASHING UP LIQUID AND WASHING POWDER

We have received a large donation from Coventry Chemicals based by Coventry Airport..... read more...

FOOD DONATION FROM RAWKUS - RETHINKING WASTE GROUP AT UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

We've received a much needed food donation from the Rawkus - Rethinking Waste group at University of Warwick. read more...

BIG LOTTERY FUNDS VALUABLE SERVICE FOR CITY’S VULNERABLE TEENAGERS

The Big Lottery Fund has awarded £217,183 of National Lottery funding to Coventry Cyrenians. The grant will fund an Alcohol Intervention & Mediation Service for four years and, supporting young people (aged 13 to 18) and their families/carers where alcohol has presented a significant challenge for the young person and/or a close relative.... read more...

ANOTHER INCREDIBLE DONATION FROM COVENTRY BUILDING SOCIETY

Yet another incredible donation from Coventry Building Society, 48 hours made a real difference... read more...

POSITIVE IMAGES ANNUAL COMMUNITY FAIR

Cyrenians were invited to have a stall at the Positive Images Festival Annual Community Information Fair on Friday 16th June, held in Coventry City Centre ... read more...

COVENTRY BUILDING SOCIETY STAFF ‘SLEEP OUT’ TO RAISE OVER £2,600

Staff at Coventry Building Society have raised a fantastic £2,638.48 for Coventry Cyrenians – a local charity who provide a range of services to homeless and vulnerably housed people in Coventry and Warwickshire – by sleeping outside their head office for the night. read more...

CLM CHURCH GROUP TIDY ACCOMMODATION GARDENS AROUND COVENTRY

A team from local church group CLM spent the afternoon working hard to help transform two separate accommodation garden spaces.... read more...

COVENTRY CYRENIANS OPEN SUBWAY STORE UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

A Subway® store had a grand re-opening in Coventry on 31st May 2017 and Coventry Cyrenians were invited to cut the ribbon. The new store is located at The West Orchards shopping centre ........ read more...

VOLUNTEERS OF THE MONTH MAY 2017

In May we chose a team of Volunteers, Namz Jacob, Charlotte Rogers & Jana Soltisik, who are all graphic design/media degree students at Coventry University. Namz has volunteered for Cyrenians since October last year designing various posters for our events and leaflets for our services. Jana & Charlotte have been volunteering since February and recently produced a video advertising our charity shop, Windsor’s & Refreshed. read more...

THE COVENTRY FOR INTERMEDIARIES SPONSORED SLEEPOUT

A group of staff from the Intermediary Area of Coventry Building Society will be sleeping out to raise funds and awareness. Staff and volunteers from Cyrenians will also be joining! read more...

VOLUNTEER HAIRDRESSER

We now have a volunteer hairdresser. Rachel Powers is a self-employed hairdresser who works at the Barber Shop 'Dashing Blades' in Fargo Village. read more...

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH APRIL 2017

Antony has been volunteering with us since February 2017 when he was staying in one of our residential premises ..... read more...

CELEBRATION AT EASTERN GREEN CO-OP AFTER £1,318 RAISED

Cyrenians were invited to the Co-op at Eastern Green to celebrate £1,318 being raised. This amount will go towards our project to turn a disused basement at one of our supported accommodations into a workshop for young people to improve their futures. read more...

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH MARCH 2017

Congratulations go to Caitlyn Wen, our Volunteer of the Month for March 2017, who has received a certificate and gift voucher for all her hard work...... read more...

THE COVENTRY (BUILDING SOCIETY) TIDY AND REDECORATE SERVICE USER ACCOMMODATION

A team of volunteers from The Coventry (Building Society) visited a Cyrenians property to do some much needed cleaning, gardening and redecoration ..... read more...

NEW COUNSELLING SERVICE THROUGH YP ALCOHOL AND MEDIATION

We are very pleased to announce that we have developed a counselling related leaflet for young people, designed to answer questions, provide information, and put people at ease. The leaflet came about through a discussion I had with our counsellor Louise. We recognised that for young people starting counselling with us it might be a worrying thing to do. read more...

COVENTRY RECYCLING CLUB AWARD GOOD CAUSE FUNDING

We have been awarded a staggering £875 by Coventry Recycling Club, largely due to the support of everyone who signed up and gave points. read more...

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY EQUESTRIAN SOCIETY

On Wednesday 8th March, Coventry University Equestrian Society held a fundraiser for International Women’s Day and campaign group #TheHomelessPeriod... read more...

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH FEBRUARY 2017

Our volunteer of the month for February is Linda Mason. Linda has been volunteering with Cyrenians at our charity coffee & retail shop, Windsor's & Refreshed since July 2016 ............. read more...

THE COVENTRY(BUILDING SOCIETY) FUNDRAISING EFFORTS

We joined The Coventry (Building Society) to help celebrate the fundraising efforts of Chandon Duckett and her colleagues at the intermediaries’ department, who in the past two years have raised over £10,000 ..... read more...

PEANUT BUTTER DONATION FROM TULIP

We recently received a huge donation of Skippy peanut butter from a company called Tulip. Tulip is one of Britain’s leading food companies, supplying everything from retail (including Waitrose) to foodservice, wholesale and export markets, based in Warwick ............. read more...

DONATION OF TOWELS FROM WARWICK UNIVERSITY

We recently received a large donation of towels from Warwick University along with some new travel kettles and desk lamps .......... read more...

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH JANUARY 2017

Our volunteer of the month for January 2017 is Ami Gibbs. Ami has been volunteering at our charity shop, Windsors & Refreshed since September 2016 ................. read more...

86TH WYKEN SCOUT GROUP VISIT TO WINDSOR'S AND REFRESHED

On the 24th January the 86th Wyken Scout Group attended Windsor's & Refreshed in the evening ............ read more...

DONATED GOODS COLLECTION FROM MULTIPLE VINCI ENERGY UK OFFICES

On Wednesday 24th January 2017, we collected clothes & bric-a-brac from VINCI offices with the new van purchased with funds provided by The VINCI UK Foundation ..... read more...

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH DECEMBER 2016

Our volunteer of the month for December 2016 was Shelagh Williams. Shelagh has volunteered for Cyrenians for several years. She has given up her Christmas Day to volunteer at our annual event held at the Methodist Church ....... read more...

CHRISTMAS DAY AT THE METHODIST CHURCH CENTRAL HALL 2016

Cyrenians held their annual event on Christmas day, at the Methodist Church, Central Hall, welcoming all that may be homeless, lonely, vulnerable, or would have gone without a Christmas dinner ......... read more...

CHRISTMAS DONATIONS RECEIVED FROM SCHOOLS 2016

A big thank you to all of the following Schools that donated to Cyrenians this Christmas ..... read more...

CHRISTMAS DONATIONS RECEIVED FROM CHURCHES 2016

A big thank you to all of the following Churches that donated to Cyrenians this Christmas ............ read more...

CHRISTMAS DONATIONS RECEIVED FROM VOLUNTARY GROUPS AND CHARITIES 2016

A big thank you to all of the following Voluntary Groups & Charities that donated to Cyrenians this Christmas ...... read more...

CHRISTMAS DONATIONS RECEIVED FROM THE STATUTORY SECTOR 2016

A big thank you to all of the following Statutory Sectors that donated to Cyrenians this Christmas ........... read more...

CHRISTMAS DONATIONS RECEIVED FROM COMPANIES 2016

A big thank you to all of the following companies that donated to Cyrenians this Christmas ........... read more...

CHRISTMAS DONATIONS RECEIVED FROM SHOPS 2016

A big thank you to all of the following shops that donated to Cyrenians this Christmas .......... read more...

BBC MIDLANDS TODAY VISIT WITH BROOKE

She was the five-year-old who dared to shout at the Prime Minister, and three months on Brooke Blair from Coventry is still determined to tackle homelessness. read more...

ORBIT CHRISTMAS RAFFLE 2016

Each year Orbit’s Facilities team in Coventry hold a Christmas raffle to raise money for a local charity. read more...

VINCI UK FOUNDATION - NEW VAN AND SUPPORT GIVEN AT CHRISTMAS

The van has now been purchased and will be used to pick up donation bags filled with clothes, plus donated furniture and bric a brac ...... read more...

THE COVENTRY(BUILDING SOCIETY) CONTINUED SUPPORT

We would like to thank The Coventry (Building Society intermediaries department) who have continued to support Coventry Cyrenians as their Community Partner. read more...

COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL CHRISTMAS DONATION 2016

We collected a huge donation from the Coventry City Council, Resources Directorate, Supporting Education Services based in North Avenue ... read more...

JAGUAR LANDROVER CHRISTMAS DONATION 2016

Rob Vaughan, Head of Business & Programme Office and his staff vistited our Head Office to bring their donation ........... read more...

VOLUNTEER CHRISTMAS PRESENT WRAPPERS 2016

With all the wonderful donations that we received this Christmas, we needed help to wrap them up to give out to the homeless, vulnerable and lonely at our Christmas Day Lunch Event.... read more...

E.ON CHRISTMAS DONATION 2016

Tajinder Kaur and E.ON staff visited our Head Office to deliver their donation ... read more...

KING HENRY VIII PREPARATORY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS DONATION 2016

King Henry Preparatory students created a ‘reverse advent calendar’, which involved a different student bringing in goods to donate every day. read more...

60TH COVENTRY HOLYHEAD ROAD U.R.C CHRISTMAS DONATION 2016

Local Scouts raised donations for our Christmas Appeal ........ read more...

COVENTRY GODIVA LIONS CHRISTMAS DONATION 2016

The Coventry Godiva Lions visited our Head Office with a huge array of donated goods .... read more...

HEART OF ENGLAND CO-OPERATIVE CHRISTMAS DONATION

We received £250 in vouchers from the Heart of England Co-operative, Abbey Street in Nuneaton ...... read more...

IKEA CHRISTMAS VOLUNTEERS 2016

IKEA Staff donated a large number of their chocolate bars, as well as volunteering ..... read more...