About Wokingham in Need

About Wokingham in Need

Wokingham in Need was launched on Wednesday 23 September 2015 with the opening of a new kitchen at The Salvation Army church and community centre on Sturges Road, Wokingham.

Founded by local resident Sue Jackson, the aim of Wokingham in Need is to help the homeless, vulnerable and needy people of the borough. Since its inception, Wokingham in Need has achieved great things to help the community in Wokingham but we couldn’t have done it without your help!

We rely on your help, support and donations to continue our work and help make Wokingham the place we all know and love for all its residents, especially those who are vulnerable.

A Few Words from our Founder

I realised there was a need. We are a stand-alone charity who wants to help people and make a difference but I would also like to get groups working in this area to get together. If we join together we are stronger and have a louder voice.

I wanted to help the drop in centre because the facilities weren’t realistic. Wokingham in Need has upgraded the kitchen and provided a kitchen self-help area which has lightened the load. People are able to help themselves now, which enables them to be more independent.

This is just the beginning. There is much more to be done and we will seek to involve the whole community.

Wokingham in Need is continuing to support the drop in centre but the team have lots of plans in the pipeline to help people in the borough. Everyone has got behind the cause! The team is working tirelessly to serve the needs of the community here in Wokingham. However, we need local support and reach out to those who would like to join us.

There is much to do and we can’t do it without your support, so please contact us directly to help us move forward with this project and others that no doubt we will be asked to help with over the forthcoming months.

Making a Real Difference in the Community

A few words from Lieutenant Jan Howlin, Wokingham Salvation Army:

The new kitchen is marvellous. We are dedicated to caring for people who are vulnerable in Wokingham and this new facility will help us create a warm and friendly atmosphere at our community drop-in service.

Every week we open our doors to those who need us. Our community meals bring people inside, where we can offer compassionate support, a listening ear, and practical help.

Our Main Sponsors and Partners

Wokingham in Need wouldn’t be able to do the work it does without getting the support we need from you. As well as your ongoing support and donations, click here to find out how to donate to Wokingham in Need, we also have some very generous organisations in our local community who offer their aid time and time again.

Without their support, Wokingham in Need would not have been able to carry out the life-changing work it has.

Prospect Estate Agency

Prospect Estate Agency has worked closely with Wokingham in Need over the past several years, offering support, advice and financial aid. Whether it’s a donation, helping raise awareness of our upcoming events or providing marketing materials at their own expense, Prospect’s support has been invaluable to our progress.

Many other organisations and groups also support us and we wish to thank them:

  • Alpkit Foundation
  • Barchester Foundation
  • Berkshire Foundation
  • BNI Loddon
  • Bovis Homes
  • Co-Op – Southern
  • Dell Technologies
  • Dobbies Garden Centre Hare Hatch
  • Eactive
  • Easthampstead Rotary
  • Friends of Finchampstead
  • Growing Places
  • Hempel Metals
  • Henry Street Garden Centre
  • J B M Decorators
  • Lidl
  • Linden Homes
  • Longacres Garden Centre
  • Mobbs Trust
  • Morrisons
  • NerveCentre
  • Newbury Building Society
  • Oakwood Garden Centre
  • Optalis
  • Percy Bilton Charity
  • Prospect Estate Agency
  • Sainsburys
  • St James Foundation
  • Shanley Foundation
  • Tesco
  • Vistry
  • Waitrose
  • Warfield Turf
  • Winnersh Garden Centre
  • Wokingham Borough Council
  • Wokingham In Bloom
  • Wokingham Lions
  • Wokingham Rotary
  • Wokingham Society
  • Wokingham Town Council
  • Wokingham United Charities