Covering St.Neots, Huntingdon, Peterborough.
Founded by Freemasons, run by Freemasons & Friends in the community.
Registered charity No. 1173518
The 3 Pillars - Feeding the homeless Charity was conceived by Mick Pescod and Ged Dempsey - Freemasons from the Province of Northamptonshire and Huntingdonshire. This Charity is run by Freemasons and is a Masonic Charity but friends and anyone who would care to assist are very welcome to join us..
About us and how we started.
Initially, we undertook a number of trial runs at the car park of the Brewery Tap in Peterborough on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and after 8 weeks were feeding 40 people a night. That figure has now increased and can reach upto 100 people per night.
Our vision is to expand this project geographically and increase the frequency of the support across the Province but first we need to make sure that the model works and can be fully supported.
We have had great assistance from members of the public, similar minded groups such as 'Caring For Cambridgeshire’s Homeless' founded by Karen Dunn who has been amazing.
We offer a hot meal to all, along with hot dogs, sandwiches, fruit and hot and cold drinks. The food is prepared and served by a budding group of volunteers. We also supply essentials from toiletries to shoes, sleeping bags and tents.
We have a real ongoing need for this to continue so any help will be thankfully received and faithfully applied.
Donations of food, blankets, tents, clothing (coats, shoes, gloves) waterproof bags etc are most welcome. All donations collected from any direction are fully accountable, and all monies raised goes directly to looking after the homeless in this area.
The most critical support is volunteers to assist on-site to feed the people who are in real need of this help. Once this is fully established it is our wish to expand this to other locations within the region.
Early on we purchased a used van that was converted to a purpose built catering van that is self-sufficient. This was made possible by donations from local businesses, listed in our sponsors page.
We are now in the proccess of getting a newer van specially adapted for food serving as the older van does not match the needs of the increased numbers of street friends.
Another part of the work we do is to try and rehome some of the most vulnerable of our street friends. Together with outside agencies like the YMCA we have had success in rehoming a number of the long term homeless.
Thank you for your interest and any help you can give would be very welcome.
Our charity trustees :-
Mick Pescod - Ged Dempsey - John Clarke - Lee Garner