West End Impact is a registered charity (reg. Charity number: 1153736) run in partnership with Morecambe Community Church and other Christians in response to the regeneration of Morecambe.



Baked Bean Sunday


Fundraisers: Fiona Austin

A challenge where you do less, not more, this Sunday 20th December.

On Sunday 20th December, please forgoe your usual Sunday main meal for a meal of baked beans on toast.  Donate the amount you save here and you will help serve a Christmas Meal to clients of West End Impact in Morecambe on the very same day*.  Normally around 75 come but this year they are expecting more. 
Simple.  If you don't like beans, have soup.  If Sunday doesn't suit, choose a different day.  It's all very flexible.

Why beans?  Why now? Why West End Impact?

- Giving up a normal meal is something that everyone can do and give what they can.  Kids really get the idea and it involves them in practical giving at Christmas.
- No one needs more things to do at Christmas and we all benefit from living simply sometimes. 
- West End Impact work in a deprived area of Morecambe, Lancs, to bring hope and change lives, mainly through Support, Advice and Guidance sessions.  Last year they supported over 400 individuals with just a handful of staff and a team of volunteers.
- This challenge is organised by members of Trendlewood Church, Nailsea.  Our worship intern in 2013, Jono, came from Morecambe and he got us interested in the work of West End Impact.  Jesus taught us to love our neighbour and we think our neighbour can live anywhere.
If you want to give your money in person, please bring it along to any service at Trendlewood Church, Nailsea over the Christmas period.
*The money we raise will help restock the project after the Christmas lunch.




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Welcome!

In 2002 West End Impact started its journey of Helping People, Bringing Hope and Changing Lives!! We opened in response to the regeneration of Morecambe which was a government focus at that time; Regeneration starts with people and although the new prom in Morecambe is amazing there are still lots of people in great need and lots to be done.
We opened our doors to everyone and our services have been tailored to the needs of the Community. There are now 12 different projects or sessions running from our multi purpose building!!

At West End Impact we support people through crisis, help them repair reasons for their crisis and assist them in moving on. We work with people who are homeless, jobless and hopeless – people who have lost their home, their job and/or hope.
As a Christian Charity we believe God’s love for people is all inclusive, relevant for the whole human being.
For some the Good News of Jesus is a challenging word in season or a great sermon; for others it is a hot bowl of soup, housing advice and a dry sleeping bag.
We are thankful that God has us spread his love in both ways.
Often people take 3 steps forwards, 5 backwards and 8 sideways but we pray they find new hope in themselves, through us and in God.

in 2015...
...over 400 individuals collectively received help 5573 times
...over 35 people received intense support for their depression & anxiety
...over 450 foodparcels gave people 3 days of food when they had absolutely nothing
...60 times we helped people find a home or keep their tenancy
...13 vulnerable adults went to crucial appointments because we went with them
...38 people and families could switch their lights on and heat their home
...nearly 50 people received or kept the benefits they are entitled to because we supported them with advice, phone calls, computer access, letters, appointments and appeals
...10 people have said that without West End Impact they wouldn't still be alive.
...over 40 volunteers contributed more than 2000 hours as part of our volunteer program with training, mentoring and support to help people build confidence, self-esteem, new skills and become more employable.

we served...
around 3800 meals to vulnerable adults and families
and Christmas Dinner for 85 people