LATCH CALENDAR 2018
22nd & 29th Oct - LATCH Winter Warmers Project at the URC - invitation to drop in with any unwanted outerwear, jumpers and fleeces.
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
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!
JANUARY 16th January - LATCH Seminar 002
Hidden Homelessness - Factors contributing to Homelessness Amongst Women.
The next in our series of information evenings to raise awareness of the needs of the hidden homeless and how we can best support them as a community.
Venue: The Chapel, Bromley URC / Time: 7-9pm
FEBRUARY - 8th Feb - Chinese New Year Meal
£20.00/head 4-Course Meal and Chinese New Year Raffle
Venue: Peking Diner, 71 Burnt Ash Lane / Time: 7pm onwards - by RSVP Only
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 - 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 beautifully by Petts Wood Operatic Society.
Light refreshments sponsored by Tamasha Restaurant. Tickets are £15 - All proceeds in aid of LATCH Project and TheCCAT (The Croydon Community Against Trafficking) - supporting the homeless and all vulnerable people who are exploited in modern slavery.
Tickets are £15
Venue: The Whitfield Hall, Bromley URC / Time: 7-9pm
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 email@example.com
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 2016 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.