This Christmas you can help us to give someone experiencing homelessness a safe and supportive place to spend the festive season. Together we can give them a warm room, home-cooked meals and access to personalised one-to-one support to help them to escape homelessness for good.

What your donation could provide

Your donation will help someone experiencing homelessness this Christmas have access to:

How your Christmas donation could help


sponsors a bed for the night


helps provide meals, toiletries and a bed for the night


covers a 1:1 support session


covers the entire cost of a 24-hour stay at the nightshelter


provides more

Help someone like Ian

Our preferred online donation method

CAF logo

You can make a regular or one-off donation using debit card, credit card or Paypal through CAF – Charities Aid Foundation. This is our preferred method of online donation because we can more easily re-claim Gift Aid tax relief so more of your money is used to help people experiencing homelessness.

Other ways you can donate online

By text

Donate via text to 70085

For one-off text donations please text BEACON followed by the amount you would like to give (£2, £5, £10 or £20) to 70560. (Eg, BEACON £10.) You will receive a text message confirming your donation with an invitation to opt in to Gift Aid the donation. Texts will cost the donation amount plus one standard network message rate.

Payroll GIving

Payroll Giving

Giving to charity through your payroll has the advantage of the donation being deducted before tax. So not only is it easier for you as the donor, but it is also tax efficient and costs less to give more.

It is also simple to change your donation amount or stop it at anytime by informing your payroll department.

If you would like to find out more about payroll giving please contact us to discuss the options, email or call 01962 862050.

In your will

In your will

Leaving a gift in your will is a way to contribute a lasting legacy that will help build new beginnings for those experiencing homelessness.

To leave a gift in your will just let your solicitor know your intentions when making or updating your will. You do not have to let us know and you can change your mind at any time.

Need help?

Need help?

If you need any help donating, have any questions or would prefer to donate via cheque or any other method, then please contact us, or 01962 862050.

Give a Gift of Hope this Christmas

Looking for a different Christmas present this year? How about donating to The Winchester Beacon on behalf of your friend or family member as their Christmas gift. You can print out the Secret Santa note below to give them on Christmas Day to let them know about their life-changing donation.

Secret Santa voucher