The Wellspring Reverse Advent Calendar

We wanted to reach out and let you know about an important project that we have got involved in. One of our members Sharon Charteress, visited the Wellspring Project in Stockport earlier this month. She was astounded by how many people they help on a daily basis. If you haven’t heard of them, the Wellspring are a charity that are open 365 days a year offering an open door policy to anyone who is homeless. Not only do they provide the essentials such as food and clothing, they also offer professional support, referrals to housing, on site health services and much more.

This year we are running a reverse advent calendar project with them, asking individuals and companies to donate the items they need, ensuring the project has the resources it needs to continue their good work over the winter months. This list of items that they need can be found on the calendar.

The attached reverse advent calendar has 25 boxes, one for each of the days in December  leading up to Christmas. If for each day you could give something from the list to the project and cross out the box. Please consider creating a box for the Wellspring project and adding something to it everyday.

If you are local to BNI Mere we are happy to co-ordinate the delivery of items/boxes to the Wellspring, we have days booked to visit both before Christmas and in the New Year. 

we know this time of year is busy for everyone and if you do not have time to take part in the reverse advent calendar, maybe you could make a financial contribution instead. These contributions can be made directly through their website:

If you would like more information about the Wellspring, please visit their website If you would like to co-ordinate taking part, please give Sharon a call on 07980 497026.

Thank for taking the time to read this and we wish all the very best for the festive season.