Archive for November, 2017

The Portsmouth News Comfort and Joy Christmas Campaign 2017

November 20th, 2017

The Portsmouth News in collaboration with Churches Homeless Action Group have set up the Comfort and Joy Campaign.  The purpose of the campaign is to distribute Christmas Cards with a £5 Supermarket Gift Card to those in need.

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Portsmouth Churches Housing Association, along with other eleven other organisations in the Portsmouth area selected, will benefit from the Campaign.


To kick start the Campaign, The News published an article which gave details as to how people can donate and where to send the gift cards and a list of the organisations that will benefit.


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The donation of the £5 gift card means that the families and the single women living in our hostels can purchase something extra special that they would not normally be able to afford to do due to low income.

For others it may be the only gift that they receive this year, and knowing that someone has thought about them at this time of year can mean so much to them.

To read the article and find out how to get involved please visit



Macmillan Coffee Morning 2017

November 3rd, 2017

On September 29th 2017, we took part in the Macmillan Big Coffee Morning.   This was the sixth annual Big Coffee Morning that we have held and is an event very close to our hearts after loosing two colleagues to Cancer.

This year’s Coffee Morning was held at St. Monica’s House and the theme for this year was Bake Off.  Residents, staff and Committee Members all brought in their baked goods in the hope to win the coveted prize – The Bake Off Champion 2017 Spoon and Badge.



A fantastic selection of cakes and other treats along with cups of tea, coffee and lots of chats made this a wonderful event.

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The Housing Manager, Chris Green,  had the difficult (although we seriously doubt that it was at all difficult) task of judging the cakes. To make this a fair competition, Chris was unaware of who baked what.  He took the role very seriously and would have done Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith proud.  Chris judged the cakes on taste, look and after trying every cake the winner was…

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Mrs Lynch, the Association’s Chairperson and her fabulous cherry cake.  Chris felt that this was the winning cake due to taste, and the even distribution of the cherries.

The money raised from selling the cakes, coffee and the raffle came to a fantastic total of £125.00.

So a big thank you to everyone who took part and made this a fun morning.


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