Earlier this month, a group of Reading based musicians released Musos4…Reading’s Homeless – a compilation album of new songs from local artists, all to raise money for Launchpad’s COVID-19 emergency appeal.
A total of £6,299 and counting has been raised at our annual Pancake Race, which saw 37 teams batter it out on Broad Street on
Our annual Pancake Race will take place on Shrove Tuesday, 25 February 2020 and we are inviting local businesses to batter it out at this egg-citing lunchtime event – all to raise vital funds to open the town’s first work and life skills centre.
Launchpad calls on local community for help to raise £80,000 and open Reading’s first work and life skills centre
In celebration of the Launchpad’s 40th birthday, we are asking for the local community to help raise £80,000 to open Reading’s first work and life skills centre – so vulnerable people can leave homelessness behind for good.
A total of 700 people attended Launchpad’s sold-out annual carol service, Carols by Candlelight, at the Reading Minster on Thursday 5 December 2019 – and the event raised a record £10,800 for the homelessness prevention charity.
Christmas can be a difficult time for our clients – whether they’re the individuals living in our supported housing or those we support in the community who are at risk of homelessness. How does Launchpad help over the festive season and what can you do to ensure we can continue supporting vulnerable people, both over the festive season and all year round?
Find out what prospective parliamentary candidates in Reading West plan to do about the housing crisis
Launchpad is hosting a housing and homelessness question and answer session with prospective parliamentary candidates in Reading – and you are invited.
“More rain, heavier this time. It sounds very loudly in my ear as it falls on the tarpaulin which I’ve pulled over my head.”
Big Sleep Out participant, Michele, gives an honest account of a night spent sleeping in the grounds of Reading Abbey Ruins last month.