The Next Chapter

Whilst we are continuing to deliver our services from our Compassion Centre in Highfields we are working on an exciting project behind the scenes…

Announcing our new warehouse opening in Autumn 2021! Over the past 10 years Open Hands has received over 100,000 visits and has helped to meet the needs of thousands of people in Leicester. During this time we have been privileged to run our services out of a small car garage, but as we’ve expanded we’ve outgrown this space.

Our new warehouse is a blank canvas providing the perfect opportunity to purpose build spaces that cater for the growing demands of our services. A mezzanine floor will be installed to double the usable space, and from here a food bank, kitchen, furniture warehouse, training and meeting rooms can be created. These new facilities will allow Open Hands to provide the very best care we can to our guests, helping them to move forward in life.

But we can’t do it without you – we need your help to finish our centre ready for opening!

We invite you to partner with us in fundraising for this project, perhaps you could host a bake sale or do a sponsored walk to raise money? Our A-Z of fundraising ideas below is just a start, we can’t wait to see the creative ideas you come up with!

So, how do I get started you ask? Well….

  1. Plan Your Fundraising. No matter which way you choose to fundraise it’s time to start planning! If you’re local to Leicester and thinking about doing a walking or cycling challenge you can head to our Tour de Leicestershire page for different route ideas and inspiration.
  2. Start Fundraising. Make sure your hard work counts. Set up a Just Giving page, share it with others and see how much you can raise!
  3. Share Your Photos. Take a photo of you and/or your group completing your fundraising and share it with us on social media (FacebookTwitter or Instagram) @OpenHandsLeics so that we can share it with others and cheer you on!
  4. Celebrate! It’s time to take a deep breath and pat yourself on the back. A thank you is coming your way!

If instead you’d prefer to donate directly you can do this by:

  • Donating online: Click the link here to give via our website
  • Bank Transfer: Using the following details: HSBC, Open Hands Trust Leicester, s/c: 40-28-26, Acc No: 61454757.
  • Cheque: payable to ‘Open Hands Trust’. These can be sent to Open Hands Trust, c/o Trinity Life Church, Upper Tichborne Street, Highfields, Leicester, LE2 1GL.
  • Remember to gift aid using our online form to help your donation go even further!

Thank you so much for your support, we can’t wait to see this vision become a reality!