Preventing Homelessness in Reading

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Your donations help 1,200 homeless people in Reading every year,
from people who are sleeping rough on the streets to
young families crammed into unsuitable accommodation.

 

Take Sophie for example.

Sophie and her two young sons moved in with her mum to care for her when she was dying of cancer. Following her death, Sophie was evicted. Due to a lack of suitable housing, she ended up living in emergency B&B accommodation for two years. The three of them lived in one room with no cooker, no bath and no garden.

Sophie was referred to Launchpad for help.

After hours of searching and building relationships with landlords, Launchpad’s support worker Carrie found a two bed flat with a garden. The landlord was so impressed with Sophie’s well behaved children that they were offered the tenancy. Carrie also found funding to provide Sophie with a washing machine and a fridge.

The family are now settled in their home and are so grateful to the support of Launchpad, which wouldn’t have been possible without your help.

No matter how big or small, your donations will help us to rebuild the lives of people like Sophie.

 

One-off donations

We really appreciate every donation we receive. You can donate online via JustGiving or via text – simply text LPAD01 £5 / £10 to 70070.

If you’d like to donate cash or cheque:

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Gift Aid

If you’re a UK taxpayer, you can make your donations to Launchpad go even further. Just fill in and return a simple form and we can claim back 25p of tax for every pound you donate.

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Not just money

You can support Reading’s most vulnerable people with more than just money. Volunteering and donations of particular items at certain times of the year can help make a real difference to local lives.

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Monthly donation

Regular donations are precious to Launchpad – they allow us to anticipate our income, plan ahead and use our funds most effectively.

Find out how to set up a monthly donation.

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In memory

If you’d like to leave a gift for Launchpad in your will or request your loved ones donate to us in your memory or instead of flowers, we’d be very grateful.

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Donate through payroll

Make regular donations to Launchpad through your payroll and it’ll cost you less, because donations come out of your pay before tax.

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Fundraising Promise

Launchpad wouldn’t exist without our generous supporters. We are incredibly grateful for the continued support we receive and take pride in ensuring that all our fundraising is honest, legal, transparent and respectful of our donors’ wishes.

Read more >

One-off donations

We really appreciate every donation we receive. You can donate online via JustGiving or via text – simply text LPAD01 £5 / £10 to 70070.

If you’d like to donate cash or cheque:

Read more >

Monthly donation

Regular donations are precious to Launchpad – they allow us to anticipate our income, plan ahead and use our funds most effectively.

Find out how to set up a monthly donation.

Read more >

Gift Aid

If you’re a UK taxpayer, you can make your donations to Launchpad go even further. Just fill in and return a simple form and we can claim back 25p of tax for every pound you donate.

Read more >

In memory

If you’d like to leave a gift for Launchpad in your will or request your loved ones donate to us in your memory or instead of flowers, we’d be very grateful.

Read more >

Not just money

You can support Reading’s most vulnerable people with more than just money. Volunteering and donations of particular items at certain times of the year can help make a real difference to local lives.

Read more >

Donate through payroll

Make regular donations to Launchpad through your payroll and it’ll cost you less, because donations come out of your pay before tax.

Read more >

Fundraising Promise

Launchpad wouldn’t exist without our generous supporters. We are incredibly grateful for the continued support we receive and take pride in ensuring that all our fundraising is honest, legal, transparent and respectful of our donors’ wishes.

Read more >