What is Besom?

Besom, at St Paul’s, Ealing, provides practical and material support to those who have been referred to Besom as having particular practical or material needs (for example, they may not have a bed or basic furniture). It provides a bridge between those who want to give money, time, skills or things, and those in need, ensuring that what is given is used effectively.

 Besom is actually a national charity that encourages Churches to start their own Besom Projects. For more info: see besom.com

What does Besom do?

Each week, a team of two to distribute furniture, electricals and white goods to those in need within the Borough of Ealing. The items are collected from people who no longer have a need for them and want to see them find a good home.

Pre-pandemic we ran one-off projects that would make a massive difference to some households. These have included a mixture of: decorating, gardening and decluttering.

All recipients are referred to us by various agencies e.g.; Social workers, G.P’s and Schools.

When & where does it happen? 

The Van goes out on Thursday evenings for a couple of hours, serving the Borough of Ealing.

How can I volunteer? 

Either join the rota for the Thursday night Besom Van runs or discuss with Jo Smith the potential to do one-off projects in the future, perhaps as a life group.

The best thing about being involved with Besom?

Besom makes a real difference for those in need. By serving in this way, you get to be a part of blessing and encouraging someone.

What expectations are there for volunteers?

The expectation is that volunteers commit to attending their duties that they have committed to and behave in a way that serves and loves their fellow volunteers as well as the people they distribute items to and from.

Contact Besom

Email us

Jo Smith / Besom Co-Ordinator