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Gareth writes about why he ran the London Marathon in support of Doorway

 My name is Gareth and I lived in Wiltshire for a number of years whilst serving in the armed forces. I left the army last year and spent a brief period living in the north east before moving to Chippenham. … Continue reading

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A Poem to K

So Nearly There Painted man, upon your skin Danced pictures of your coloured past Hard on the outside, sweet within Through storm and sunshine you held fast To love of friends and hope of light Knowing of a better way … Continue reading

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On the streets for 16 years… out of choice

On the streets for 16 years… out of choice 10:23pm Wednesday 11th March 2015 By Julie Armstrong COLIN is a chatty fellow but is momentarily lost for words when asked the meaning of ‘home’. Tonight, forecast minus three, he will … Continue reading

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Trustee Week 4th November – 10th November 2013

Guest blog post by our Trustee & Treasurer I thought a beginning with a confession would be a better start than trying to describe the role of trustee. I became a Doorway Trustee because I would have been useless as … Continue reading

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From the Vicar – St Andrew’s Church Parish Magazine July 2013

Doorway Spring Fair On the late May Bank Holiday Saturday we had a fantastic Spring Fair for Doorway at St Andrew’s. A huge team of volunteers, generously supported by a willing public, raised a fantastic £3,000 for the work of … Continue reading

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Doorway to a better life – by Brian Tregunna

Chippenham based charity Doorway is attracting attention from the USA for the way its work with homeless and vulnerable people is improving lives. Doorway is an award-winning drop-in centre providing a friendly, safe haven for adults who are homeless or … Continue reading

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Thames Path Charity Walk for Doorway & WaterAid – 184 miles from Sea to Source

By Sue Reed, Doorway Supporter. Sue Walks the Thames Path – Thames Barrier Why did I do it? Well, the Christmas before last I’d achieved an ambition that I’d had since childhood of going in the sea on Christmas Day – … Continue reading

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