Pampering Day Major Success
CIRDIC partnered up with local businesses to create a special pampering day for it's guests.
Shortly after breakfast on Tuesday 5th June, there was unusual buzz around the place as local businesses began to set up services to pamper the existing residents. guests.
More Lord London an ethical fashion brand contacted CIRDIC, their business model was designed so that for every item of clothing they sell, they give a piece back to the homeless.
They wanted to take that a step further and provide a full pampering day, so they invited a fancy hair saloon, a top rated restaurant, professional masseuse and nail and eyebrow technicians to pamper the guests of CIRDIC throughout the day.
The results of the day were excellent and were even covered by the news! Here are a few pics from the day.
CIRDIC OPEN DAY: Visit by the Mayor of Reading
On the 12th of October we we held our annual open day, which gave our local community a chance to come and see the valuable work we do here at CIRDIC.
The Mayor of Reading, Councillor Mohammed Ayub attended the day as well as people from different organisations that help the disadvantaged in Reading’s community.
Visit to RED Balloon Learning Centre
CIRDIC were invited by Rebecca Pittman of Red Balloon gave a presentation on homelessness.
The school had been hard at work gathering food and clothes for CIRDIC.
Red Balloon supports young people who self-exclude from school and are missing education because of bullying or other trauma. They were very interested to hear and learn about the homeless community of Reading.
Reading in Bloom Award 2016
CIRDIC is very proud to have won an award at the "Reading in Bloom" 2016.
The awards ceremony was held at the Hilton Hotel in Reading, it was a wonderful reception with lovely food and a great atmosphere.
"The CIRDIC garden truly looks beautiful and is cared for by one of our guests and one of our trustees"
We would like to thank all the churches, individuals and organisations who have kindly donated their harvest goods to CIRDIC this year.
These donations will help us continue to provide meals for the homeless and needy in the community.
BED for the NIGHT 2017
CIRDIC will be involved in Bed for the night in the New Year. This is an initiative organised by Faith Group where several churches in Reading provide an evening meal, bed and breakfast for the homeless during January and February, the coldest months of the year.
Reading MP Opens New Quiet Room
The Quiet Room was made possible by a gift from Caversham Park Church in memory of Hugh and Elizabeth Carter.
For the grand opening we were honoured to be visited by MP for Reading East, Mr Rob Wilson and from Caversham Park Church Mr Robert Dimmick.
The quiet room was officially opened on CIRDIC's open day the 28th September 2014.
The Quiet Room is now in use for prayer, contemplation and as the name suggests, simply getting away from the of life.
Beautiful Mosaic of the quiet room Mabel and Ruth