December News


Christmas at Launchpad, 90 year old Margaret’s fundraising and wonderful festive support including Haslams Giving Tree, Penta Hotel’s shoe shining, Waterstones present wrapping evening and so many gorgeous choirs singing in aid of Launchpad.

November News


“I didn’t feel you let go of me once” Launchpad’s preventing homelessness service.

How to help this winter and The Oratory School and Microsoft sleep out. And of course Launchpad’s Carols by Candlelight event.

October News


World Homeless Day Wednesday 10 October, what will you be doing to raise awareness and help those who are homeless in Reading. Fundraising from Scotland to Tanzania, half marathons Chicago to Slough and our Primary School Choir Competition launches – sing with Reading Bach Choir and Danyl Johnson at our Carols by Candlelight service on Thursday 6 December.

September News


Homeless support in Reading is changing. There is now emergency support and No Second Night Out to ensure anyone sleeping rough for the first time is prevented from sleeping out for a second night.

Challenging September fundraising, the Big Sleep Out and it’s Remember a Charity in Your Will Week next week.

August News


The countdown is on to our Big Sleep Out, 31 August through to the morning of 1 September, there’s still time to sign up. Whaam the Launchpad wall, Richard’s Transcontinental 2,500 mile 11 day bike ride, sleeping out at night and fundraising for Launchpad. Colin aged 50 and James aged 9 supporting us for their birthday’s this August and our CEO’s blog on trust.

July News


Meet Rob* “You can’t be miserable when you’re cooking”.

A summer of support, Terry’s Reading to Caversham Walkabout and two schools and Vodafone sleep out in support of Launchpad.

June News


“I just wanted to say thank you for all the support and help you have given me in the last year…” a client popped by to say thank you.

Other news this month: join the Mayor and Danyl Johnson at our Big Sleep Out, Dragons in Reading and cute helpers at the Caversham Arts Trail.

May News


A home is the foundation of all of our support. Read about the success of our recently opened family accommodation and removal service. So much support in Spring, painting at the Salvation Army and teddies from Harrods, in this months news.

April News


Registration is now open for our Big Sleep Out 2018 on Friday 31 August. Our 93 wonderfully creative Reading Half Marathon runners raising over £12,000. We have frogspawn and epic endurance challenges in support of Launchpad by Crowe Clark Whitehill and Deloitte.

March News


How we’ve evolved from a soup kitchen to helping more than 1,200 people.
Your overwhelming support to our urgent appeal for donations.
Over 80 runners in Sunday’s Reading Half Marathon including teams from businesses, volunteers, supporters, an MP, former RFC Captain and a nordic walker!
And could you run 10K in May?