The Basingstoke winter night shelter offers friendship, a hot meal and shelter to the town's homeless and rough sleepers during the coldest three months of the year. It starts again on 1st December. Although many parishioners have been involved in the last two years more help is needed. Volunteers are needed to help with driving, cooking, washing-up, clearing-up, greeting, laundry and a multitude of other jobs. The experience of helping the less privileged can be rewarding and satisfying. Full training is given in October and November; volunteers do not have to commit to the whole thirteen weeks the shelter runs.