February ENews

The BIG Sleep at Salsibury Cathedral


Time is running out to sign up to The BIG Sleep at Salisbury Cathedral on Friday 3rd March.

We are urging more people to dig out their sleeping bags and spend the night on the floor of the Cathedral’s cloisters to help raise awareness of the many issues surrounding homelessness, as well as raising vital funds for the Salisbury Drop In Centre at Alabaré Place.

Come and join us and help make a difference to the lives of homeless and vulnerable people in the local community; to book your place visit www.TheBigSleep.org.uk


Launching our report into the needs of homeless Veterans

Pictured from left to right - MP for Salisbury John Glen, Andrew Lord CEO of Alabaré, Jackie Gallagher from OPM and John Proctor OBE Alabaré Chairman.

Earlier on this month we attended The House of Commons to launch our bespoke report into the housing needs of homeless Veterans.

The report takes a look beneath the headlines of increasing homelessness in the UK, to understand the problems facing a small, but significant minority of Armed Forces Veterans who are ending up on our streets.

The report “Research into the housing-related support needs of homeless veterans” looks at what makes some ex-Armed Forces personnel more susceptible to homelessness than the vast majority who make a successful transition to civilian life, and how organisations can best meet their needs. Read more.......


Charity Warehouse Coming Soon

On the 21st February we received the keys to our new out of town shop and warehouse in Wilton.
Conveniently located along the A36 in Wilton and positioned behind Reeves the Bakers, the store will be packed with quality items, including recycling and up cycling of goods.. Visitors to the warehouse store will be able to buy clothing, bric a brac, curiosities & furniture also bulky items, primarily furniture and reconditioned white goods and bicycles. Everything will be under one roof, with customer parking and easily accessible for dropping off donations. Read more here.


One of our fantastic 

Cath is one of our fantastic fundraisers. Cath is self-funding a trek to the beautiful lava fields of Iceland, and in the process raising vital funds for our charity. She has always wanted to trek in Iceland and in the process she thought "why not try and raise some funds to help charities." We are honoured that Cath has chosen Alabaré as one of the recipients of her fundraising.  Read her story here.

Personal Reflections on the Falklands War
Alabaré's Wiltshire Ambassadors invite you to an their next event "Personal Reflections from the War and its Aftermath". The evening event and talk will include an Introduction by Commodore Richard Lord CBE RN, and Reflections by Sara Jones CBE and Commodore Jamie Miller CBE RN (HMS Coventry Survivor). To find out more click here.