StreetSmart homeless charity calls on Hampshire’s diners to donate Article written by Sophie Boxall and published in the Hampshire Chronicle. A charity campaign involving Hampshire’s top restaurants and pubs is helping to raise much-needed funds for homeless people in Hampshire this Christmas. Originating in London and established since 1998, StreetSmart is a charity campaign [...]
On Friday 28th September the Bellevue Hostel will finally close down and St James will hand it back to the owners, First Wessex, who will soon commence its demolition. The Society started managing this scheme, a 63- bed hostel at the hub of the 100-resident Homelessness Lifeskills Service, in February 2008. Since then we have [...]
Last night (18/07/12) David Powell (manager of Jamie’s Computers) and I went to do a charity talk for the Valley Park Ladies based in Chandler’s Ford. Some 9 months prior to this event one of the Valley Park Ladies had come into Jamie’s to recycle her old computer. Mrs Goold had found us on the [...]
Friday 29th June saw the first Saints4Sport Annual 5-aside football tournament take place. It was held at Goals in Millbrook and 20 teams took part. The day started out lashing with rain creating a slick playing surface for the ball to zip around on which would very much favour the fitter teams. By 10am all [...]
Saints4Sport is a sports, fitness and education service for vulnerable people in Southampton, which is run by the Society of St James (SSJ) in partnership with Southampton FC’s charity arm, The Saints Foundation. Saints4Sport started in 2010 with a few staff members and service users all wanting to get involved with sports to try and [...]
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The Society of St James has been working with the England Illegal Money Lending Team, in order to highlight the risk of illegal money lenders, more commonly known as loan sharks, to the charities client group and the wider Southampton and Hampshire community. The Society of St James is Southampton’s largest homelessness charity and provides [...]
Yesterday in the fundraising office we were preparing our budgets for the next financial year. Like everybody that has to do this knows, you start to plan the future by looking backwards. Whilst looking backwards over the last financial year, we realised how many wonderful business people had supported us with pro bono work. This [...]