JANUARY 16th January - LATCH Workshops Funded by Players of The Peoples Postcode Lottery
This is series of workshops for our service users and those experiencing homelessness. In recognition of the impact and uncertainty homelessness has on everyone experiencing it, the workshops are designed to expand their capacity by helping to process stress, anger, anxiety and depression, in order to regain direction and hope. To register your interest please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8460 0042. Terms & Conditions apply, supplied on application. Continues from 2018 and up to end-March 2019.
FEBRUARY - Thurs 7th Feb - Chinese New Year Meal
The first of several fundraisers in the year in which friends of LATCH can can show their continued support for the work we do in helping and housing the homeless. Tickets to the meal are £20.00/head and the Peking Diner donates half of the proceeds from ticket sales back to LATCH, whilst providing a 3-Course Meal. There will be a Chinese New Year Raffle on the night, sponsored by local businesses but raffle tickets can be purchased in advance at £5.00/strip. This is a great opportunity to connect with many of the people involved in LATCH from service users and hosts to trustees and staff. Please join us to welcome The Year of The Pig!
Peking Diner, 71 Burnt Ash Lane 7pm onwards - by RSVP Only to email@example.com
MARCH - 27th Mar - Hosts' Social - Cheese & Wine
This is a quarterly social for our Hosts but anyone interested in becoming a host is most welcome to Come & See! - please register your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: Shortlands Room, Bromley URC / Time: 6.30pm onwards
MAY - 18th May - An Evening of Musical Moments
A musical extravaganza of timeless sound bites from some our favourite West End productions, performed by the talented ladies & gents of Petts Wood Operatic Society.
Light refreshments sponsored by Tamasha Restaurant. Tickets are £15.00/seat Venue: TBC / Time: 7-9pm
JULY - Sat 13th July - LATCH 25th Anniversary Garden Party on the lawns of Holy Ghost Fathers, Bickley.
To mark the 30th Anniversary of Bromley Churches' Housing Action and the LATCH Project's 25th Year in Bromley, helping and housing both the visible and invisible homeless, we invite everyone to join us for the day. Whatever your connection to LATCH, please join us as one of hundreds of friends, supporters, service users, staff and trustees alike, spanning the last 25 years. We'll be joined by special guests with special presentations and performances by youth groups & choirs. Food provided by local restaurants. Enter the LATCH25 Bake-Off, all entries for our tea time delight and winning entries for auction at the end of the day.
Volunteer help needed for set-up & clear-up, chefs for the BBQ, high tea helpers and servers. Come to enjoy the day and help out in some way, just as you have done so, before!
20th Dec – Christmas Carols at Bromley South Station - Do you hum or sing!? A choir of enthusiastic and supportive voices are needed. Venue: Bromley South Station / Time: 5.30 - 7.30pm.
Our choir will be made up of staff members, clients, hosts, trustees, volunteers, members, friends and supporters. Everyone is welcome to join in – but please *REGISTER YOUR INTEREST* by emailing Lolly (email@example.com / 020 8460 0042 leave a voicemail) so we know how many song sheets to print please! If you don't sing perhaps you can shake the LATCH donation shakers!
6th Nov - LATCH at Leamington Women's Institute, St Nicholas's Church, Orpington 12.30pm (please contact LATCH if you wish to join this presentation)
14th Nov - LATCH at Mothers Union, All Saints Church, Orpington 2.30pm (please contact LATCH if you wish to join this presentation)
28th Nov - LATCH at Sidcup Rotary Club, 12.30pm
22nd & 29th Oct - LATCH Winter Warmers Project at the URC - invitation to drop in with any unwanted outerwear, jumpers and fleeces.
Tamasha Curry Lunch
We are always excited about the Annual Curry Lunch at Tamasha Restaurant and this year was no exception. We welcomed a warm turnout of friends and supporters who so kindly participate in this delicious annual event in support of the LATCH Project!
Once again, the Eat-All-You-Can buffet gathering served as a perfect opportunity to get to know one another as supporters, concerned for the Homeless. The food was delicious whilst the ever attentive warmth of Tamasha's staff was a credit to Owner Mr Tarat who continues to support LATCH so generously. Tamasha accepts only half of the £20 ticket price for the meal and the other half is a direct donation to LATCH by all those who attend.
After the meal, we said a fond farewell to LATCH team member Alexandra Coeln who has always worked with such grace and cheer. Alex moves on to pastures new in fashion PR and Marketing. With that, the LATCH Summer Raffle kicked off with an assortment of prizes donated by our supporters and local businesses. Again, we thank all those who attended for making it such a memorable occasion and for their kindness in spirit and in giving of their time for the Homeless.
Save the date! LATCH Ladies Night is returning on Wednesday 8th November at the lovely Friends Of Mine in Beckenham.
We are now seeking sponsors and volunteers to get involved in one our biggest fundraisers of the year. If you have a beauty-, fashion- or gifts-related business, please get in touch to find out more about booking a table to sell your products and/or service on the night, or making a donation for the Ladies Night Raffle to be drawn on the night.
Find out more about booking fees and donations by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
On the 7th of December we will be having our annual Christmas Carols at the URC. The service will be led by LATCH Chair Rev. Duncan Aitkins with participation in festive music and song from some, but hopefully all of our guests.
The service will be followed by festive drinks and nibbles including some mulled wine and mince pies to kick off the festive season cheer!
Christmas Movie Screening
Homeless Sunday - January 2018
We look forward to a collaboration with many of the Bromley parishes on a project of participation, themed on Homeless Sunday, to raise much needed support and awareness for UK's ever growing number of homeless people, on one dedicated day in January 2018. Updates soon. Learn more here:
Quiz Night at St Joseph's Church Hall was a great success and we raised over £500.
Lots of fun was had by all the teams, solving riddles and retrieving those facts from the back of our memories. A great raffle too, with thanks to many local businesses who so generously donated prizes.