The Besom helps people make a difference. It provides a bridge between those who want to give time, money, things or skills and those who are in need. It ensures what is given is used effectively. Poverty, isolation, abuse, ill health, injustice, homelessness: we all see the sharp inequalities of life around us and the devastating impacts they have on people's lives. Many of us want to do something, to get involved but we don't always know how. The Besom exists to help you make a difference to the lives of others and to make it easy for you to do so.
The aim behind all Besoms is that everyone - whether you are three years old or over 80, whether working full-time or part-time, a student, a mum with toddlers, in between jobs or retired - can get involved. By giving your time, money, things or skills you can help those who are in real need and make a long term positive difference to their lives.
How does it work, and How could I be involved?
A core team of people is formed, from every church in Chepstow. This team acts as the central link between the people who need help, and those who can offer support. Connections are made with local service providers who can refer people to the scheme. A list is kept of pledges of time, things or skills and these are matched with needs as they arise.
Prayer is at the heart of Besom. There is no chasing around trying to meet every need, there is instead prayer and faith that God will provide. As God meets each need he is the one that is glorified.
Find out more from Laurence:
The Besom national website: www.besom.com