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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...

ST JOHN VIANNEY CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS DONATION 2016

Thank you St. John Vianney Catholic Primary School for donating numerous socks and chocolate for our Christmas Day Dinner. read more...

THE CATHOLIC PARISH OF KENILWORTH CHRISTMAS DONATION 2016

The Catholic Parish of Kenilworth provided a staggering number of donations..... read more...

FINHAM PARK WESTGATE CHRISTMAS DONATION 2016

Students and staff at Finham Park Westgate all pulled together to collect a large donation....... read more...

FINHAM PARK 2 CHRISTMAS DONATION 2016

Finham Park II students and staff all came together to collect donated goods ...... read more...

ELLEN'S CHRISTMAS DONATION 2016

Ellen and her mum Marie visited our head office to donate a range of goods including; clothes, 6 pairs of gloves, 12 pairs of socks, toiletries, chocs & biscuits. read more...

JEWISH ISRAELI SOCIETY CHRISTMAS DONATION 2016

A big thank you to the Jewish Israeli Society at Warwick University, who raised a large donation of food for residents in our supported accommodations. read more...

THE MAYOR OF COVENTRY CHRISTMAS DONATION 2016

The Mayor of Coventry attended our Head Office to kindly donate Chocolate bars for our Christmas Appeal! read more...

THE JOB CENTRE CHRISTMAS DONATION 2016

For the second year running The Job Centre at Cofa Court did a Christmas Appeal for Cyrenians. This was organised by Tan Glendenning (JCP Work Coach Team) and Tony Kelly (Work Coach). They decorated and created a whole display in their office and asked collegues to donate items over the weeks leading up to Christmas. read more...

BISHOP ULLATHORNE CATHOLIC SCHOOL CHRISTMAS DONATION 2016

On Friday 16th December, Bishop Ullathorne Catholic School arrived with a minibus full of Christmas donations! Many pupils arrived with teachers to drop off their donations, the number of which surprised us all. read more...

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH NOVEMBER 2016

Our volunteer of the month for November 2016 was Somya Mishra. As an asylum seeker Somya was keen to gain some work experience in this country. She was a resident in one of our hostels for the homeless and has since successfully moved on into her own accommodation. read more...

LONG SERVICE VOLUNTEER AWARDS

On 30th November, Cyrenians held an awards ceremony for our Long Service Volunteers. Mike Fowler (Chief Executive) presented them with the Tracy Kite Award. This recent time-honoured award is in memory of the late Tracy Kite, a remarkable member of staff who worked for the Cyrenians for over 10 years and was passionate about supporting our volunteers. read more...

ORBIT'S BRIAN GRIFFITHS AWARD

The Brian Griffiths Award has been established in memory of the late Brian Griffiths, a former Orbit Board member and Chartered Institute of Housing President, who dedicated his life to helping others. read more...

WINDSORS AND REFRESHED 4TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY

On Wednesday 30th November, staff, trustees, volunteers, and customers celebrated the fourth year anniversary of Windsor’s & Refreshed read more...

INSIGHT TO WELL BEING COURSE

These are images from the final day of the three day Insight to Well Being programme which teaches a simple understanding of how state of mind affects our reality and therefore our behaviour, and how we can access our natural wellbeing and resilience. read more...

THE ACCELERATE PROJECT

The Accelerate project, a pioneering £3 million initiative to help the most disadvantaged unemployed people find jobs in Coventry and Warwickshire, was launched on 29th November at the Central Hall in Coventry, with Coventry Cyrenians taking an active part. read more...

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY VOLUNTEER FAIR NOV 2016

On 15th November, Cyrenians attended the Volunteer Fair held at the Coventry University, in the Foyer of the Richard Crossman building .... read more...

WYKEN CROFT PRIMARY SCHOOL DONATION

We were invited to give a talk at Wyken Croft Primary School on 10th November 2016. This came about after two pupils saw our charity name on the side of a van and asked their teacher if the school could to do something to help Cyrenians. read more...

CARDINAL NEWMAN STUDENTS RAISE DONATIONS

Cardinal Newman pupils as part of NCS (National Citizens Service) delivered charity bags to local residents for Coventry Cyrenians. read more...

CYRENIANS CHARITY OF THE YEAR AT NEW SAINSBURYS

Coventry Cyrenians have been chosen as charity of the year at the new Sainsbury’s branch in Far Gosford Street, Coventry. read more...

VINCI UK FOUNDATION GRANT

West Midlands-based electrical, mechanical and ICT engineering services company, Vinci Energies, has donated £7,000 to Coventry Cyrenians .......... read more...

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH OCTOBER 2016

Our volunteer of the month for October 2016 is David Preston. David has been with volunteering for Cyrenians at Windsor's & Refreshed since the end of May this year for 4 afternoons per week, initially through the Jobcentre. read more...

HARVEST FESTIVAL DONATIONS 2016

Cyrenians gratefully received an abundance of Harvest Festival produce again this year from several Churches and schools ............ read more...

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2016

The AGM (Annual General Meeting) was held on 19th October 2016. Our Management Team members were invited to meet with the Board of Trustees. read more...

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY VOLUNTEER FAIR OCT 2016

Cyrenians were invited by Coventry University Students Union to attend this year’s Volunteering Fair. This took place on 19th October in the Hub, Square One. read more...

SKA SOUP MUSIC EVENT

On Saturday 8th October a Ska Music Event was held at the Hen Lane Social Club in Coventry ..... read more...

BBC MIDLANDS TODAY - 5 YEAR OLD'S VIEW ON HOMELESSNESS

On Wednesday October 5th, we were visited by Brooke, a five year old girl from Coventry whose message to Teresa May about homelessness went viral. read more...

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY FRESHERS FAIR

On Thursday 29th September, Cyrenians attended the Coventry University Freshers Fair, held in their Sports Hall. read more...

CHARITY QUIZ NIGHT

On Tuesday 13 September, The Coventry (Building Society intermediaries department) organised a Charity Quiz Night (Back 2 School Quiz), attended by staff and their family & friends........ read more...

CLIENT REUNITED WITH HIS DOG

We have some really good news to share!! We have been working alongside Suki’s Canine Rescue Crew to help a young man and his dog Molly who found themselves homeless. read more...

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH AUGUST 2016

Congratulations go to Wendy, our Volunteer of the Month for August 2016 .... read more...

VIRGIN TRAINS DONATION OF BIKES

Virgin Trains have donated 37 bikes to Cyrenians that members of the public had abandoned at the stations which had been stored in lost property. read more...

FARESHARE AND TESCOS

Cyrenians were invited by Fareshare Westmidlands to attend a meeting back in June to see if we could make use of food that would otherwise be wasted. read more...

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAID ABOUT US

WHAT DO OUR CUSTOMERS AT WINDSORS & REFRESHED SAY ABOUT US? Well according to anonymous feedback over the last 6 months .......... read more...

NCS CHALLENGE VOLUNTEERS

Cyrenians have recently received a helping hand from NCS Challenge, the National Citizen Service for 15-17 year olds. It gives young people a chance to increase their confidence and skills and is something to put on their CV and also helps give them more of an insight about university. read more...

MEDIATION TRAINING CERTIFICATE AWARDED

On 8th July, Phil Smith who works for Cyrenians as a Young Person's Alcohol & Mediation Co-ordinator, attended the Mediation And Community Support Annual General Meeting, held at Nuneaton & Bedworth Town Hall, to be presented with his Mediation Course Certificate. read more...

CYRENIANS FURNITURE AND HOMEWARES EMPORIUM

Cyrenians have opened a new project called ‘Furniture & Homewares Emporium’ in Unit 4 next door to Windsor’s & Refreshed. read more...

WINDSORS AND REFRESHED REFURBISHMENT

Since the project opened in November 2012, the charity shop has gone from strength to strength. Thanks to recent fundraising efforts by The Coventry Building Society, we have been able to refurbish the inside of the shop to make it even better. read more...

DONATION FROM WARWICK UNI RAWKUS PROJECT

RAWKUS is a student-run volunteer group working alongside Warwick Accommodation .... read more...

SUKI'S CANINE RESCUE GRANT APPLICATION

The Chief Executive of Cyrenians, Mike Fowler helped Suki’s Canine Rescue Crew with their grant application to ‘Support Adoption for Pets’ for a much needed van. read more...

IKEA DONATE WORK BOOTS AND LOCKERS

Cyrenians have gratefully received a huge donation of lockers and 50 + pairs of work boots of IKEA in Coventry. read more...

WINDSORS AND REFRESHED BAKE SALE JUNE 2016

Thank you to everyone who attended our bake sale at Windsor's & Refreshed on Saturday 25th June. read more...

COMMUNITY INFORMATION FAIR JUNE 2016

The Positive Images Festival is in its 22nd year and recently won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2016. The community led festival celebrates diversity, promotes partnership working, creating awareness about the services and activities of its 200 plus members. read more...

VOLUNTEER SUCCESS STORY JUNE 2016

Maria, one of our volunteers at our charity coffee & retail shop, Windsor’s & Refreshed, has achieved a Certificate in Customer Service Knowledge Level 2 and an NVQ Retail Skills Diploma Level 2 through Derby College. read more...