Charity Support Network continues to grow

Shaping Portsmouth’s Charity Support Network is continuing to grow as we help support Charities within the City.

Last week, our own Sam McGrath delivered tabards and aprons to the Buckland Soup Kitchen as a uniform for their volunteers. Shaping Portsmouth were placing an order for T shirts with Sea Dog Print Studio as the call came in, so we expanded our order to accommodate them.

Buckland soup kitchen still has need of a 42.5″ wide by 53″ deep blind for their kitchen window, after one of their volunteers passed out in the heat last summer, dog food, and new and used towels and men’s clothes. If you are able to help with any of these, please email

Our Associate partner Rexel donated irons and lamps to the Charity Support Network, which were passed on to Share (Portsmouth), who run the Repair Café and Portsmouth Library of Things.

Clare Seek, from Share (Portsmouth), said “Portsmouth Library of Things is all about reducing waste and connecting people with the things that they need, and generally that involves people joining the library and borrowing items that they infrequently use, saving them money, space and carbon. When we heard that Rexel had some irons and lamps that needed a new home, we were really happy get involved and make sure the items were used and not left sitting on a shelf. A couple of the irons are now available to borrow through the Library, and we have one for our repairers at our hub in Cascades when they’re helping people with fabric repairs. Homestart Portsmouth are giving the rest of the irons out to families that they support, thanks to a connect with Janice Waterman at Vivid Housing, and the lamps will be helping students at Sparsholt College with their studies.”

Finally, Havelock Community Centre are looking for Trustees. If you would like to get involved, please find out more here.