More about Beecholme

Beecholme is also the first postwar "mixed development" housing scheme in Hackney, with a mixture of houses and flats with the taller block having five storeys and containing one-bedroom and bedsit accommodation. It is featured in Volume 15 of Hackney History and was the site of Beecholme House, the family home of Maj. John André (d. 1780), who was executed as a British spy in the American War of Independence.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Night shelter volunteers needed


Is extending the shelter to run from 1 November to 23 December this year and HWNS are looking for loads more volunteers

Fifteen homeless guests will be welcomed for hot supper, bed and breakfast, as part of a roving shelter which, on different nights, moves from one church hall to another across Hackney

There are six different jobs to help – to prepare the hall (6.30pm-8pm), to cook the supper (for 8.30pm), to welcome the guests (7.30pm-10pm), to stay overnight (10pm-7am sleeping in shifts), to cook breakfast (6.30-8.30am) and to clear up the hall (7am-8.30am)

You will work with a great band of diverse people and enter the fascinating lives of those you otherwise may not meet. You may find your neighbours volunteering beside you.

It’s a great experience.

Make a difference, go to and click on “volunteer”.

Fill in the form, sign up and join over 500 other volunteers across Hackney.

Put Saturday 22 September in your diary as Training Day.

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