Devizes Opendoors Quiz Night
If you love a good quiz night then put this date in your diary!
Saturday 18th May 2019, from 19:00 to 22:00.
Get together with family or friends and enter a team of 4 or 6. Tickets are £10 per person to include a light cold supper (vegetarian option available) and first drink (wine or non-alcoholic). More drinks available to purchase throughout the evening. There will also be a raffle and music. The event will be held at the Nursteed Community Centre.
Night Shelter Update
Opendoors would like to be able to offer the possibility of overnight accommodation for the coldest part of the year, to those would might otherwise be sleeping rough here in Devizes. However, finding a venue to act as an emergency shelter is proving harder than first imagined. The place needs to be suitably equipped, scarcely used by others and acceptable to those living in the area. There is a premise currently being considered. The likelihood of shelters in Trowbridge and Salisbury are looking more certain. Opendoors might set up a transport scheme over the coming winter to get homeless people to these shelters, rather like the Link Scheme gets people to hospitals in Bath or Salisbury.
Opendoors wants to work with local people and, through this, increase the general level of understanding of what Opendoors is and how it helps. It is often only when people step outside of their own comfort zones and into a different environment, that they discover that many of their assumptions are questionable and most of their concerns can actually be addressed. You can read about how some volunteers took part in the annual sleepout in a separate article.
We are always very grateful for your support and kind donations. We are often asked what we will accept. We are happy to take:
- Serviceable, clean, men's and women's clothes and underwear.
- Shoes, boots and trainers, especially in larger men's sizes.
- Sleeping bags and clean pillows.
- We do not need duvets at the moment.
Please do get in touch here or on our Facebook page if you would like to donate any items.
If you are homeless, know someone who is, or concerned about someone at risk of becoming homeless we might be able to help. Please call: 07493 825258