Thank you to everyone that nominated

Forest Night Shelter

Please vote for Forest Churches Emergency Night Shelter for our The Mall, Walthamstow Cares #MallCharity partner for 2017! In Walthamstow by 29th January.
#FCENS is open from November to March we have 30 guest every night sleeping in a network of 7 churches in Waltham Forest who other wise would be street homeless in the bough. And from April to October our Case continues the work that is started at the Nightshelter at Staffa Road Day Service.

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Sunday, December 11th, 4-5pm,

St Barnabas Church, St Barnabas Road, Walthamstow E17 8JZ

ADMISSION FREE – Donations gratefully accepted (£5-£10 suggested) in support of Forest Night Shelter

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East Of Eden ‏
Charity Christmas gong bath on dec 11th 730pm followed by mulled drinks and mince pies. All proceeds to Forest Night Shelter


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Wish you were here … the postcard raffle returns …

The Greatest Little Art Show & Raffle in E17 is back for a second year to give everyone another chance of winning an original, signed, mini-masterpiece – by a Walthamstow ‘luminary’, a local schoolchild, or – perhaps, if you’re really lucky – a “Very Famous Street Artist” …!

Raffle tickets are now on sale:

  • At The Mill – call in and buy one (or more!) tickets for just £1 each.
  • Online – follow this link.

Proceeds from the raffle will support The Mill and Forest Night Shelters, so every £1 helps! This year is The Mill’s fifth birthday, so we’re hoping to raise enough to pay for 5 months’ rent for The Mill, and for 50 people to have a warm bed and hot breakfast at the Night Shelters.

Dates for your diary:

  • 8 September to 1 October – the postcard artworks will be exhibited at The Mill. You can also see them on our website at this link.
  • 1 October – Grand Gala Day and Raffle Draw at The Mill. Everyone welcome from 10am onwards. The draw will be at 2pm.


Down load a poster here

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please download a poster here

Raffle Tickets are now on Sale at Queen Arms E17 42 Orford Rd E17 9NJ

Draw Sunday 18th Septemer


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What about you?

How about doing something wild and wacky for FCENS?

Are you running the London Marathon would you like to run for FCENS please get in touch

or would like to put on Benefit event on for FCENS please get in touch

You can create your own page on our MyDonate site by clicking on this link 
Then promote your event and begin raising money!

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Shopping centre announces activity centre as 2016 charity partner

Walthamstow Toy Library and Play Centre, in Ravenswood Road, secured first place in an online poll by The Mall Walthamstow to find a charity for its 2016 Mall Cares campaign.
The vote was hotly contested, with the centre beating strong competition from charities such as Waltham Forest Disability Resource Centre, Forest Churches Emergency Night Shelter, Eat or Heat, and Goodmayes Hospital Radio.
The winner of the competition will work with The Mall to raise money throughout the year with a series of events and fundraising activities.In addition, all four runner-up charities will receive a donation of £100 each.

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Forest Night Shelter has been Nominated for The Mall Cares Charity Partner for 2016

please vote for Forest Night Shelter on The Mall Walthamstow Facebook or Twitter
 FB Facebook Page:
World Homeless Day Twitter Account:

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E17 Art House Christmas Stocking Raffle.




Win a very special Christmas stocking full of stylish, creative and fun goodies from E17 Art House in aid of FCENS. Raffle tickets £2.00 available at E17 Art House 54-56 Hoe Street E17 4PG. Raffle Draw Saturday 19th December 2015.

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A Big thank you to The Mill on Coppermill Lane for putting on The Greatest Little Art Show in E17. And a big thank you to the Thousands of individuals that bought a raffle ticket.


Waltham Forest Guardian Saturday 19 September

Grayson Perry joins E17 charity drive offering artwork for £1

ORIGINAL artwork by Grayson Perry will be sold for £1 after the Turner Prize winning artist backed a charity drive in Walthamstow.

Community hub and charity The Mill will celebrate its fourth anniversary by attempting to raise £1,000 for every year it has been open.

Anyone can enter the raffle for £1 and on the final day, October 17, all 100 postcards will be given out to winners – including the Grayson Perry piece.

Money raised will pay for 30 homeless people to spend one night at Forest Night Shelter. Any extra funds will go towards the running of The Mill E17

To view the artwork from today, visit

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FCENS Sky Walk

Bill Foster’s latest fundraising challenge for #‎FCENS‬ He abseiled down Orbit Toweorbital fcensr in August.

Please donate if you can. Donations accepted until:  30 November 2015 

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Bill Foster – Marathon Man

‘Between now and April I am going to run a 10k, 4 half marathons, 1 marathon and the London Santa Run. Why am I doing it? Raising money for the charity is of course important, but just as essential is to raise the profile of this amazing community project that Bill Fosterhappens in and around Walthamstow each winter and provides the most incredible support to those who need it. If you would like to find out more about my 7 races challenge click

To read what Bill has to say about the night shelter and volunteering with us click on the following link


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