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...

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...

COVENTRY BUILDING SOCIETY BIG RUN-WALK-CYCLE

Staff from Coventry Building Society have raised a fantastic £2,713 for their Community Partner, Coventry Cyrenians ......... read more...

SUKI'S CANINE RESCUE CREW 1

Coventry Cyrenians are very pleased to be working alongside Suki's Canine Rescue Crew to help a homeless man with his dog Molly. read more...

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY STUDENT VISIT

Student representatives from Coventry University attended Cyrenians to donate items that had been donated by students at Coventry University. read more...

FARGO VILLAGE DOG SHOW

On Sunday 1st May, Fargo Village, situated in Far Gosford Street, held a family friendly dog show which was attended by several charities throughout the City, including Cyrenians and Windsor’s & Refreshed. read more...

WINDSORS AND REFRESHED EASTER EVENT

Thanks to everyone who attended and made food for our our Easter bake sale event at Windsor's & Refreshed on 26th March ............ read more...

YAP RESIDENT ACTIVITIES 2

Residents at YAP (Young Accommodation Project) based in Nuneaton, regularly plan activities together with the help of their Project Worker Teresa Fitzgerald. read more...

HELP SAMANTHA RAISE MORE MONEY FOR CYRENIANS

Last September Sam Hale nee Raybould's dad dad passed away from liver failure caused by alcoholism. read more...

HOMELESS LINK C.E.O VISIT

On 10th February Rick Henderson, C.E.O of Homeless Link London visited Coventry Cyrenians. read more...

DONATIONS RECEIVED FROM COMPANIES - SHOPS AND BUSINESSES

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DONATIONS RECEIVED FROM CHURCHES - SCHOOLS - STATUTORY AND VOLUNTARY SECTOR

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT MEDIATION COURSE

Phil Smith attended the ten week Community Support Mediation Course ............ read more...

CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH EVENT 2015

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...

ST JOHN VIANNEY CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL

In December, pupils Eva & Harry from St John Vianney Catholic Primary School in Coventry............ read more...

ST MARYS AND ST BENEDICT'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL

Pupils from St Marys & St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School in Coventry attended our Head Office, along with their teachers. read more...

VOLUNTEER CHRISTMAS PRESENT WRAPPERS

With all the wonderful donations that we received this Christmas, we needed help to wrap them up .... read more...

MIDLANDS TUC WOMENS COMMITTEE CHRISTMAS DONATION

Before Christmas, Jane Nellist delivered a huge donation.... read more...

THE JOB CENTRE CHRISTMAS APPEAL

In December The Job Centre, based in the City Centre decided to set up their own Christmas appeal on behalf of Cyrenians. read more...

BISHOP ULLATHORNE CATHOLIC SCHOOL

Pupils from Bishop Ullathorne Catholic Secondary School in Coventry attended our Head Office, along with their teacher, Mrs Smith. read more...

THE TURNBULL FAMILY

We’d like to thank the Turnbull family of Wyken ... read more...

YOUNG PERSONS ALCOHOL AND MEDIATION SERVICE

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CHILDREN DONATE CHRISTMAS SHOE BOXES

Two kind and very thoughtful children asked their mum if they could fill shoe boxes and give them to the needy this Christmas. We are very grateful that they chose Cyrenians. read more...

CYRENIANS CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH EVENT 2015 2

We would like to thank the following for their kind donations of food, chocolate, presents, toiletries, clothes and money in support of our Christmas Lunch Event for people who are homeless, vulnerable or isolated which will be taking place at the Methodist Central Hall on Christmas Day (11am-3pm): read more...

WINDSORS AND REFRESHED 3RD YEAR ANNIVERSARY

On Monday 30th November, staff, volunteers, and customers celebrated the third year anniversary of Windsor’s & Refreshed which opened in 2012. read more...

ASPIRE IN ARTS

One of our residents, Kane has been doing some mentoring with young people with Aspire in Arts, working from a youth club in Camphill in Nuneaton. read more...

CLOSURE OF STRATFORD UPON AVON FURNITURE SHOP

Last week we handed back the old Somerfield unit in Fountain Way Stratford Upon Avon, which we had been given rent free by the Landlords since June 2013. read more...

YAP RESIDENT ACTIVITIES

Residents at YAP (Young Accommodation Project) based in Nuneaton, regularly plan activities together. read more...

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2015

The AGM (Annual General Meeting) was held on 21st October 2015. Our Management Team members were invited to meet with the Board of Trustees. read more...

STEPHENS STORY

I arrived at a Cyrenians House on 9th April 2014 at which time I was on the painful process of coming off heroin and vodka. read more...

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY VOLUNTEER FAIR NOV 2015

On Tuesday 10th November, Cyrenians attended the Volunteer Fair held at the Coventry University, this time in the student common room in the Richard Crossman building. read more...

VOLUNTEER SERVICE SUPPORT TEAM BUILDING DAY

On Friday 9th October, we held a Volunteer Service Support Team Building Day. read more...

COVENTRY FUN RUN CHARITY VILLAGE 2015

On Sunday 4th October we attended the Coventry Fun Run, in the War Memorial Park read more...

CYRENIANS CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH EVENT 2015 1

On Christmas Day, Coventry Cyrenians will once again be welcoming people to the Methodist Central Hall in Coventry for a Christmas Day meal ... read more...

HARVEST FESTIVAL DONATIONS 2015

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

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY VOLUNTEER FAIR OCT 2015

On Tuesday 13th October, Cyrenians attended the Volunteer Fair held at the Coventry University .. read more...

POSITIVE FEEDBACK FROM ALCOHOL AND MEDIATION SERVICE

Phil Smith (Young Person's Alcohol & Mediation Co-ordinator) who runs the service funded by Comic Relief, has put together a selection of positive feedback he has received so far. read more...

FAR GOSFORD STREET FOOD TRAIL

An event was held on Saturday 26th September - to celebrate all that’s great about Far Gosford Street, where you can find Fargo Village, as well as the living history of Coventry with links to its ska heritage, and Coventry City FC's past. read more...

UP-CYCLED COUNTERFEIT CLOTHING FOR SALE

Coventry University Fashion Students have up-cycled some counterfeit clothing donated to us by Coventry Trading Standards, with our 'Refreshed' logo, to sell in our Charity Shop. read more...

BAILEY SWINHOE VOLUNTEER SUCCESS STORY

After leaving school Bailey had little confidence, and suffered from depression and anxiety. She spent most of her days at home, barely leaving the house. One day she plucked up the courage to go out and look for a job. read more...

COMIC RELIEF FUNDED YP ALCOHOL AND MEDIATION SERVICE

The Comic Relief funded Cyrenians Alcohol and Mediation Service is exceeding its own expectations with all counselling appointments for young people being booked and attended on an on-going weekly basis. read more...

YAP RESIDENT COMPLETES PRINCES TRUST COURSE

The Princes Trust provide great opportunities for young people to improve their confidence, self-esteem, get involved in various activities and meet other young people. read more...

WINDSORS AND REFRESHED SUPERHERO DAY

On Friday 28th August, shop Manager Jenny, Bailey, and volunteers; Maya, Kayleigh and Yuhang decided to hold a ‘cash generation day’ with a Superhero theme. read more...

UNIVERSITY DONATIONS

Coventry University have recently donated 300 surplus bedding packs to Cyrenians, saving us hundreds of pounds each month. read more...

WARWICK UNIVERSITY STUDENTS MAKE BIG CONTRIBUTION TO TACKLE FOOD POVERTY

Students at Warwick University have collected and donated a huge amount of food for those suffering from food poverty in Coventry and Leamington . read more...

SPONSORED SLEEPOUT

I think the event went really well, we really achieved our aim to raise awareness and money for Coventry Cyrenians. read more...

LOVEITTS ESTATE AGENTS DONATION

Estate Agents who were keen to help a local homeless project have handed over a welcomed donation to Coventry Cyrenians. read more...

PARTNERSHIP OFF TO A WINNING START

The Compass and Cyrenians partnership for the Cyrenians Alcohol Mediation Service was off to a winning start when Phil Smith, the newly appointed coordinator of the service came to attend the weekly Compass team meeting for the first Single Point of Contact meeting part. read more...

JOE RICHARDS

It is with regret that we learned of the death of Joe Richards, who was found dead at his home in Coventry on 24th July. read more...

CHARITY RETAIL ASSOCIATION REFRESHED

Coventry Cyrenians (a charity supporting homeless and vulnerably housed people in Coventry and Warwickshire) are reaping the rewards of a unique three way collaboration with Trading Standards and Coventry University. read more...

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY FASHION STUDENTS

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COVENTRY GODIVA FESTIVAL

The Godiva festival, which welcomed over 180,000 people into the War Memorial Park on a bright summery read more...

COVENTRY PRIDE STALL

Windsors and Refreshed had a stall at the Coventry Gay Pride event, read more...

COVENTRY FOYER OPEN DAY

Cyrenians were invited at the Coventry foyer open day to network with other agencies attending the event. read more...

WALK TO SUPPORT - CIRCUITS FOR CYRENIANS

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STRATFORD PREPARATORY SCHOOL DONATION

Stratford Preparatory School in Stratford upon Avon held 2 fundraising events to raise money to help people who are homeless. Approximately 100 children and 15 staff took part in the event. read more...

POEM WRITTEN BY A CLIENT

A lot of heartache in my mind Thinking about the one’s I have hurt and left behind read more...

SPONSORED SLEEPOUT JUNE

Staff from the Intermediary Support Department at Coventry Mortgages and Godiva Mortgages (Coventry Building Society) will be taking part in a sponsored sleepout on 7th August 2015 to raise money for Cyrenians. read more...

INNOVATION IN CHARITY RETAIL AWARD

Cyrenians has been nominated for the ‘Innovation in Charity Retail’ based on an innovative collaboration whereby counterfeit clothing seized by Trading Standards offices in Coventry and Warwickshire have been up-cycled by the fashion department at Coventry University and sold by the charity under the brand name ‘Refreshed’ read more...

WALK TO SUPPORT JUNE - CIRCUITS FOR CYRENIANS

Walk to support Coventry Cyrenians (Circuits for Cyrenians) in partnership with Whitefriars Housing. read more...

BIG LOTTERY FUND GRANT RECEIVED

Cyrenians has been awarded £10,000 to boost training opportunities for young people in the city. Windsor’s and Refreshed in Far Gosford Street has secured a cash injection from the Big Lottery Fund to expand its training programme. read more...

SASHA CLIENT ACTIVITIES

Residents at SASHA were recently invited to a film and curry night organised by Narinder and Hannah (Housing Support Workers). read more...

STRATFORD SPONSORED BAG PACK AT MORRISONS

A bag packing event was arranged by staff from Stratford Residential and Outreach Service at Morrison’s in Stratford. read more...

RESIDENT GARDENING PROJECT PART ONE

The Coventry Supported Accommodation Service has recently started a Gardening Project with their residents. read more...

CYRENIANS OPEN DAY TO LAUNCH COVENTRY SUPPORTED ACCOMMODATION SERVICE

On Friday 8th May, we held an open day to launch our new service in Coventry, which is the ‘Coventry Supported Accommodation Service’. This is a residential service for single men and women in Coventry aged 16 and above, who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. read more...

SERVICE USERS REGISTERING TO VOTE

For some of our service users this was the first time they have registered to vote and for others they never have as they have become disillusioned with politics and politicians. We feel the issues that affect them are more apparent now more than ever. read more...

CYRENIANS STALL AT LLOYDS BANK

Staff and Volunteers from our charity shop, Windsor’s & Refreshed where invited by Lloyds Bank to have a stall at their Far Gosford Street branch, on Friday 27th March 2015. read more...

INTERMEDIARY SUPPORT DEPARTMENT OF THE COVENTRY BUILDING SOCIETY

Intermediary Support Department of the Coventry Building Society announced in December 2014 that their new Community Partner for the next year is Coventry Cyrenians. read more...

COMIC RELIEF AWARD

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UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK POLITICS SOCIETY SPONSORED SLEEPOUT

On the 18th February 2015, a group of seven students from the University of Warwick Politics Society slept rough in Coventry War Memorial Park to raise money for Coventry Cyrenians. read more...

LOCAL MUSICIAN RELEASING SINGLE TO RAISE MONEY FOR CYRENIANS

A local musician, Ross Darby has produced a single called “Devil and the deep blue sea”, featuring Lizzy Coughlan. He will be donating ALL proceeds to the Coventry Cyrenians. Money will be generated throughout the sales process and Ross wants it to go towards helping a charity in the city that he supports. read more...

SASHA CLIENT ACTIVITIES

Clients currently residing at SASHA (Stratford Accommodation for Single Homeless Adults) have enjoyed recent activities together. read more...

DONATION OF FRAMES AND PAINTINGS

Cyrenians have received a huge donation of large picture frames (81 in total) and approximately 40 oil paintings from Marie & Theresa Durkin. read more...

CLIENT FEEDBACK ON OUR SERVICES

Below are examples from three exit questionnaires completed with clients to provide staff with feedback on their stay in the service.Feedback from October exit questionnaire for YAP read more...

CHRISTMAS DAY AT THE METHODIST CENTRAL HALL 2014

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

WOODLAND ACADEMY DONATION CHRISTMAS 2014

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CALUDON CASTLE SCHOOL CHRISTMAS MESSAGES 2014

We received lots of delightful Christmas cards with heartfelt messages from Pupils at Caludon Castle School, Coventry. read more...

REVERSE SANTAS GROTTO AT WINDSORS AND REFRESHED 2014

Staff at Windsor's & Refreshed held a 'reverse Santa's Grotto' read more...

JAGUAR LANDROVER DONATION 2014

A donation of £2,000 was made by Jaguar Land Rover Charities Committee to support the work of Coventry Cyrenians. read more...

DONATIONS RECEIVED AT CHRISTMAS 2014

Cyrenians gratefully received an abundance of Christmas gifts & food, toiletries and sleeping bags again this year from the following Churches, schools, local businesses and members of the public: read more...

COVENTRY 4 GOOD EVENT

Cyrenians attended the Coventry 4 Good event hosted by Voluntary Action Coventry. read more...

VOLUNTEER FAIR

On the 18th November, Cyrenians had a stall (manned by Jo Page & Laura Reynolds) at the Volunteer Fair held at the Coventry University in the James Starley Building. read more...

WARWICKSHIRE SP CONSULTATION AT YAP

A consultation meeting was held on Wednesday 19th November, with Supporting People and the residents at YAP as part of the Warwickshire Consultation process, which is currently taking place. read more...

SOCKS AND CHOCS

We have gratefully received yet another parcel from Socks & Chocs. This initiative was originally set up by a former soldier, PC Ian Northcott, known as the "busking bobby". read more...

DONATIONS FOR STRATFORD UPON AVON

We received a donation of Jackets and Trousers from Mary, at St Gregory’s St Vincents De Paul Society. read more...

CHALLENGE NETWORK

In July a group of young people attended from the challenge network to complete a community project for Cyrenians. read more...

CLIENT INVOLVEMENT GROUP

Client Involvement Group read more...

RESIDENTS HALLOWEEN EVENT 2014

YAP (Young Persons Accommodation Project) celebrated Halloween this year with a buffett prepared by some of the residents read more...

HARVEST FESTIVAL DONATIONS

HARVEST FESTIVAL DONATIONS 2014 read more...

DONATION FROM FORESTERS

DONATION FROM FORESTERS read more...

CHRIS HARRIS

Chris Harris read more...

COVENTRY COMPACT AWARDS 2014

Compact Awards 2014 read more...

SERCO DONATION

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JENNER 8 VOLUNTEERS

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FUNDRAISING IN MEMORY OF TRACY KITE BY JOEL MORGAN

FUNDRAISING IN MEMORY OF TRACY KITE WHO WORKED FOR THE CYRENIANS CHARITY FOR OVER 10 YEARS AND SADLY DIED EARLIER THIS YEAR (BY JOEL MORGAN) read more...

BUILT FURNITURE DONATION JULY 2014

Built Furniture Donation read more...

HEART OF ENGLAND SCHOOL DONATION

Heart of England School Donation July 2014 read more...

JOHN GULSON PRIMARY SCHOOL DONATIONS

John Gulson Primary School Donations read more...

YOUTH INSPIRE WORKSHOP

Youth Inspire Workshop read more...

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY FASHION SHOW MAY 2014

Coventry University Fashion Show May 2014 read more...

COMIC RELIEF FUND NEW PROJECT

COMIC RELIEF FUND NEW PROJECT read more...

COVENTRY HALF MARATHON MARCH 2014

The Coventry Half Marathon took place on Sunday 23rd March 2014. Many thanks to all the runners who braved the cold damp weather, and all those who sponsored them to raise money for Cyrenians. Our stall was held outside the Coventry Transport Museum and we were delighted that the Lord Mayor, Councillor Gary Crookes and his wife, Lady Mayoress Shirley Crookes made time to stop and talk to our volunteers and staff. All our runners successfully finished in good time. read more...

CYRENIANS CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH FOR THE HOMELESS

Christmas day 2013 began with a flurry of activity, with volunteers arriving bright and early to begin setting up tables, entertainment and food preparation and getting ready to 'meet & greet'. As in previous years the Central Methodist Hall provided the venue as well as the trimmings for Christmas lunch, a special thanks to Minister Paul Wood for his continued support. read more...

CYRENIANS SERVICES FROM 1ST APRIL 2014

In December 2013 we learned that a consortium of existing providers, which included Cyrenians, had been unsuccessful in a competitive tendering process for a Local Authority contract incorporating all of the adult homelessness services in Coventry. The successful bidder was the Salvation Army and the new contract commenced on 1st April 2014. read more...

WINDSOR'S AND REFRESHED FIRST ANNIVERSARY

On Saturday 30th November, we celebrated the first anniversary of our social enterprise, Windsor's and Refreshed. Based on Far Gosford Street in Coventry, the project comprises a coffee shop and retail outlet and offers work experience and volunteering opportunities to young people who are homeless and/or unemployed. read more...