Bike Appeal for West Berkshire’s Rough Sleepers

Newbury Soup Kitchen needs bicycles for their homeless and rough sleeping clients to allow them to go to interviews, get to work and in some cases visit their children and families.

A bicycle can give someone independence and trust.

How can you help?

Do you have a spare bike you don’t need any more? The Community Furniture Project in Newbury will be glad to receive unwanted bikes (whatever condition) as they refurbish and sell many secondhand bikes year round. They will then provide free bikes requested by Newbury Soup Kitchen for their clients.

How to donate your bikes

1. Bikes can be dropped off at the Community Furniture Project, Bone Lane Newbury, RG14 5SS 9am – 5pm Monday – Saturday
2. Bikes can be taken to the Household Recycling Centre at Newbury dump 8.30am – 7.30pm 7 days a week (don’t forget to display your West Berks resident permit).
3. You can call 01635 43933 or to arrange for the Community Furniture Project team to come and collect bikes from you (If you would like to make a donation to go towards their £15 collection costs please click here).

Many thanks Terry from TR Cycle Repairs who kindly collected and refurbished some donated bicycles for us until we realised we simply don’t have enough storage space for processing the bikes.

How to make a cash donation

If you would like to make a donation towards the work done by Community Furniture Project please click here or to donate to Newbury Soup Kitchen, please click here to make a PayPal donation and email to state that the donation is for Newbury Soup Kitchen.


Many thanks!


Newbury Soup Kitchen tries to pick people up when they are at their lowest ebb and give them hope. You can’t ask much more in life that that can you? Newbury Soup Kitchen supports, feeds and befriends the homeless, rough sleepers and vulnerable in the Newbury and West Berkshire area. Newbury Soup Kitchen has improved their clients’ confidence and trust in people. They work with other charities in the area to help get their clients into housing, work and outreach.


Community Furniture Project Bone Lane, Newbury open 9am – 5pm, Monday to Saturday for donations and purchasing of furniture, fridges, freezers, washing machines, TVs, mirrors, lamps, china and bric-a-brac, books, DVDs, CDs, laptop computers, refurbished bicycles, garden furniture and, in the spring/summer months, flowers & produce from our Growing 2gether project. 01635 43933.



TR Cycle Repairs provides a reliable, fast and affordable mobile bicycle repair service across the local area including Wantage, Newbury, Thatcham, Compton, Lambourn and Chieveley.


Penny Post is a community e-newsletter and website that provides ‘the news you can use’ and support for many voluntary groups in the Wantage, Newbury, Thatcham, Hungerford, Marlborough and Swindon area.


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