Would you consider ihAg as your Charity of the Year?

Recent times have proved beyound doubt that anyone can become homeless. It only takes one unexpected change of circumstances to put someone's home at risk.

If you or your work colleagues would like to support a local charity which makes a real difference to the lives of local people, consider supporting ihAg as your Charity of the Year.

You can receive a Supporters Pack, with information about our vital work, and a donation box for your staff room. Whether it's a "dress down Friday" donation, a "spare change" donation, or a "no coffee shop day" donation, anything you can donate will enable ihAg to support someone who faces the loss of their home through personal circumstances.

Or you could consider asking your HR department to start a "payroll giving scheme", and make regular donations straight from your pay.

Whichever you choose, "Thank You". Together, we can make a difference.


Share your top tips for Cooking on a Budget

We all have "go to" cheap and easy meals to make when things are a little tight.

If you are able, consider donating a small bag of non-perishable ingredients and a recipe or two, which are easy to make. 

Share a little, it will mean a lot.

How to donate

Please telephone The Chapman Centre on 01473 232426 to arrange delivery of your donation.

Or you can easily donate as you shop using the following options:

Don’t forget, if you are a UK taxpayer please let us know as for every £1 you give, we can claim back 25p at no extra cost to you thanks to Gift Aid. Download and return a Gift Aid form by clicking here.

A wish list of donations

We are very grateful to the many people who continuously support ihAg with their kind and generous donations. The list below is not exhaustive, and allows us to support people who are rough sleeping throughout the year.

We are unable to accept bedding or furniture, but can take winter or waterproof coats.

We can only accept food within its best before date.

Tinned food

  • Tinned meals (chilli, macaroni cheese, curry)
  • Tinned meat (meatballs)
  • Tinned fish
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned rice

Personal items

  • Small containers (travel size) hair shampoo and shower gel
  • Roll on deodorant – male and female
  • Basic mobile phones
  • Universal phone chargers/ any old phone chargers
  • Thermal Mug / Flask
  • Water Bottle
  • Razors (male and female) and shaving gels
  • Shaving foam
  • Men’s boxers and women’s under garments (sizes M/L)
  • Nail clippers
  • Hair brushes/ combs

Food packets

  • Cuppa Soup or similar, Mugshots, instant packet noodles
  • Biscuits
  • Crisps
  • Cereal bars and energy bars
  • Small jars of instant coffee
  • Small bags or sachets of sugar
  • Long life and powdered milk
  • Instant hot drinks
  • Any food stuff not requiring cooking facilities and will not perish.

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Small packets of face masks
  • Small containers of hand gel