Preventing Homelessness in Reading

World Homeless Day

Just one day. World Homeless Day is 10 October every year, an international day to raise awareness and encourage local communities to help those who are homeless.

World Homeless Day

What are you going to do this World Homeless Day to raise awareness of homelessness in Reading?

Give up your lunch… just for one day

Could you give up your lunch money? Have a basic lunch or even no lunch and donate the usual £5 spent to Launchpad.

You can donate by texting LWHD18 £5 to 70070 to donate to Launchpad. Or visit our JustGiving page >

Reading’s Business Parks sleep out

On the night of World Homeless Day the business community of Reading get sponsored to sleep out at their respective business parks and raise money for Launchpad. Last year they raised over £15,000 in support of Launchpad. Do you work at Green Park, Reading Business Park or Thames Valley Park? If you’d like to find out more get in touch with Jason McMahon, email him at

Launchpad tour

We’re opening our doors on World Homeless Day, would you like to see what we do first-hand and meet some of our invaluable support staff? On Wednesday 10 October we’re inviting you in to tell you more about what we do.

The tours will last no more than an hour and we’ll be running them throughout World Homeless Day at 11am, 2pm and 4pm.

It’s essential to book. Please email for more information.

Town takeover

Launchpad, along with a number of charities and organisations in Reading, will be in Broad Street raising awareness of all of the support available for those that are homeless in the town.