The  articles on this page contain the latest news and information on one-off events at The Gatehouse. You can find out more about regular activities by looking on our Activities page.

Additional information can also be found in our latest Newsletters:

Summer 2018 Newsletter           December 2017 Newsletter           July 2017 Newsletter

 

 

Summer Closure
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Just a reminder that, as usual, the Gatehouse will be taking a two-week summer break this year.  We will be closed from Monday 13th August, re-opening on Tuesday 28th August.

Elder Stubbs Festival
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Do come along and meet Gatehouse staff and volunteers at the Elder Stubbs Festival on Saturday 18th August, 12noon to 6pm, Elder Stubbs Allotments, Rymers Ln, Oxford OX4 3DY.  You can learn more about Gatehouse and make your own badges. … Read More

AGM 2018
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Many thanks to all who came along to our AGM on July 28th; it was good to catch up with our supporters and friends and to be able to report on another year of life at the Gatehouse.  For those … Read More

How this symbol makes money for the Gatehouse (Foodinate @ The Alchemist)
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The next time you decide to eat a meal at trendy Oxford restaurant The Alchemist, located in the Westgate Centre, keep your eyes open for this symbol on the menu. Simply order a main course featuring the symbol (currently either … Read More

Oxford Half Marathon
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If you would like to run in the Oxford Half Marathon on 7th October to raise funds for the Gatehouse, then we’d love to hear from you.

Varsity March 2018
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The annual Varsity March is a mammoth walk between Oxford and Cambridge (129 km / 80 miles) or between Oxford and Aylesbury (33 km / 23 miles) completed in under 48 hours without sleep! This year the full 80 miles … Read More

Earn funds for The Gatehouse when you purchase goods via Amazon Smile
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Earn funds for The Gatehouse when you purchase goods via Amazon Smile Amazon Smile is a new way to earn donations for The Gatehouse when you purchase goods from Amazon, and even better news is that they are offering 3 … Read More

The Gatehouse wins OCVA Lifetime Achievement Award!
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At the OCVA (Oxfordshire Community & Voluntary Action) 2018 Awards ceremony held in Oxford Town Hall on the 5th June The Gatehouse scooped the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for ‘well-established groups which have been delivering a service over a considerable length … Read More

Food Stocks
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Thanks to Zack we’ve had a good sort out of our stores, and as of the end of May we are running down on the following (with the top being those most important, based on stock/usage): Here are the TOP … Read More

Annual General Meeting
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We will be holding our AGM on Saturday 28th July, from 2.30pm to 4pm. All those interested in supporting the work of the Gatehouse are invited to come along to hear a review of the past year and thoughts for … Read More

Another active supporter
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Best wishes and hearty thanks to Nadia, who is competing in the Blenheim Palace Triathlon on 2nd and 3rd June, raising funds for the Gatehouse.  This is the second largest triathlon event in the UK. To support her just go … Read More

Cycling Supporters
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We now another great supporter joining the merry band cycling to raise funds for the Gatehouse in Bike Oxford on 20th May. We are very grateful to them all – and hope they enjoy the fun, friendship and effort on … Read More

Luther Street Patient Participation Group
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‘Patient Voices…Our Story’ video highlights group’s work with homeless patients Healthwatch Oxfordshire, the county’s independent health and social care watchdog, working with homeless patients has produced a video explaining how one patient participation group (PPG) works to help homeless people … Read More

OxFizz – Raising funds for the Gatehouse
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Volunteer tutors can raise £1,000 for the Gatehouse If you know somebody who has a Masters degree from Oxbridge then here’s a way they can raise funds for The Gatehouse. OxFizz are running an International Summer School from 1st July … Read More

Rotary Rowathon
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Many thanks to Oxford North Rotary Club for setting up and managing the Rowathon on 24th March, in aid of the Gatehouse. This involved teams of four rowing on static rowing machines over a half-marathon [21 kilometres] distance. All shapes and sizes … Read More

Tesco Carrier Bag Grant
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The Gatehouse is one of three charities that has been nominated for the Tesco Carrier Bag Grant at the ​ Tesco Metro store in Magdalen Street​, Oxford. We could  be in with a chance to win £4000 towards our food … Read More

Rosie in Bike Oxford
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Thanks to Rosie, who is taking part in Bike Oxford on Sunday 20th May to raise funds for the Gatehouse.  And not just any ride – the longest possible at 80 miles – starting and finishing at Oxford University Rugby … Read More

Ride or Run
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Here are two fantastic fun, if energetic, opportunities to raise funds for the Gatehouse: Bike Oxford on 20th May and Oxford Half Marathon on 7th October.  Do let Kat know if you are interested – Gatehouse will pay your registration … Read More

Celebrating 30 years
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On World Homelessness day Guests, Volunteers, Staff, Local Services, Supporters/Donors are all invited for a trip down memory lane as we remember 30 years of the Gatehouse. Come along to The King’s Centre, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0ES between 5pm … Read More

Clothes Store Update
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Thank you to everyone who provides non-food items for our guests.  However, we do have limited space for our clothes store so we hope it helps if we tell you what we do (and don’t) need right now. So please … Read More

Town and Gown
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Many thanks to Edel, who is running in the Oxford Town & Gown run on 13th May to raise funds for the Gatehouse.  If you would like to support her, see her funding page at mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/edelmargaret

Community Funding
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We have been asked to help promote the next round of community funding from Midcounties Cooperative, which will open later on this month.  This is in order to encourage a greater diversity of groups to apply for funding. See here for … Read More

Newsletter
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We have now published our next newsletter, which contains service news and work from both the Art and Literacy groups – as well as information on how to find out more.  This is just our second issue and we’d be … Read More

Food Hygiene Rating 5 Again
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We’ve just had an on-the-spot inspection from Environmental Health and we were awarded the highest food hygiene rating of 5 again. Thank you to all of the coordinators and staff for their work helping us to achieve this!! Thank you … Read More

AGM 2017
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Many thanks to everyone who came along to our AGM on 29th July.  it was good to catch up with so many friends and supporters.  If you were not able to come but would like to know what went on … Read More

AGM 2016
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The AGM 2016 was well attended and an opportunity to celebrate all the work of the Gatehouse in 2015. Big thanks need to go to Simon Pitkin who is the Head of Service at O’Hanlon House and came to give … Read More