Eight talented local artists have kindly loaned artwork to adorn the walls of our newly refurbished work and life skills centre, Launchpad 135.
Launchpad supporter, Gary Head, will be pushing his body to the limit by taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge this September, having undergone two hip replacements in 2015 and 2017– and hopes to raise £2,000 to help prevent homelessness in Reading.
Big Sleep Out at home returns to raise £60,000 for local people facing pandemic-related homelessness
Our Big Sleep Out at home is back for 2021, and this year we have set ourselves an ambitious target of £60,000 so we can support local people at serious risk of losing their homes due to the devastating impact of COVID-19.
Nescafé Azera Barista+ Coffee Bar at The Oracle Riverside have partnered with Launchpad, and introduced a new coffee loyalty card scheme which offers customers the option to donate and help prevent homelessness in Reading. The Oracle introduced Nescafe to Launchpad earlier this year as they were looking to support a local charity with their community engagement mission to provide ‘mojo with purpose’.
In 2019, thanks to a successful fundraising appeal and the generosity of our supporters, we were able to raise £80,000 to start work on completely refurbishing our life skills centre.