THL's golf tournament

Threshold Housing Link is proud to organise our first Golf Tournament at Carswell Golf Club, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, England, SN7 8PU. 

£45/head - It includes bacon roll & coffee on arrival, 18 holes of golf, followed by a hot meal with a fundraising auction.

For more information, to book your place(s) please contact Threshold Housing Link either by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone us on 01793 524 661.

So, Runvember 2016, what a success!

The end of Runvember was almost a month ago and here at Threshold, we are still blown away by the kindness and generosity of all the Runvembrians and their sponsors! It was so overwhelming to see all this support and so many people prepared to help us in our cause. Not only they have collected 450+ boxes (26 pallets, 1 entire alley of the warehouse at Infinite Group) but they have also contributed enormously in raising our profile within the community!

So, we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that took part in this challenge but particularly Alan Butler and his sponsors, without whom, this would clearly not have been possible! Please see below for the entire list and logos of Runvember’s sponsors.

  •, the organiser of the New Swindon's half marathon 
  • ASF signs 
  • Hubert & Woodall Print 
  • Back 2 fitness injury clinic
  • Morgan Tree Surgery
  • Pestguard uk, pest control and prevention 
  • Blood on the tracks
  • Box and Seal 
  • SMRC badges
  • T&A building services 
  • G&D Vehicle services
  • Majestic Electrical Contractors
  • The Royal Wootton Bassett & Lyneham Advertiser
  • Infinite Group 
  • The Five Bells In

Threshold's annual Sleepout

Sleep out for one night, so that the homeless don’t have to!

Winter is fast approaching and once again Threshold Housing Link needs the help of local people.

We require ‘brave’ volunteers who are willing to be sponsored and join us at our SLEEPOUT! taking place on the night of Friday 2nd December 2016 at The Immanuel United Reformed Church, Upham Road, Swindon, SN3 1DH. This annual event helps raise much needed funds to support services for Swindon’s homeless.

Anyone can take part - whether individuals, groups or families and this year we are inviting local churches, community organisations, schools, colleges and businesses to nominate at least one person to participate and represent their organisation.

Everyone can make a meaningful contribution by joining us, to show solidarity with the homeless, to raise funds to support our work and to give you a small insight into what it feels like to sleep rough. However, we are not attempting to recreate the experience of rough sleeping our aim will be to keep you safe and secure.

To register your place, obtain a sponsorship pack or find out more please contact Threshold on (01793) 524661 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Fresher's Day at New College Swindon

On the 8th September 2016, Threshold were invited to attend the New College Fresher's event.

We took this opportunity to challenge their students on their awareness of homelessness by asking them to build their own bed out of cardboard boxes and enter our competition to win a mystery prize.

We met some lovely students that were up for the challenge. 8 teams (up to 5 people per team) in total took part and used their brilliant creativity and skills to create them. Please have a look at their work below. 



And the winner is: Jade Tonks. We felt that Jade demonstrated the best skills to build her bed. It was made with ingenuity, practicality and rapidity. Well done Jade, you left us very impressed!

Phil's dirty dozen


Phil's Dirty Dozen - by Paul Kyson


We are running 12 half marathons through 2016, in memory of Phil Smith. He had worked for Threshold for over 20 years, and was a true champion for the under dog. He has helped change the lives of many people who have sought help from Threshold, Paul being among them.

He experienced first hand, the hardship of having to travel to Oxford for radiotherapy treatment, and prior to his passing, had been very passionate about the Brighter Futures campaign. He even attempted to raise money through a sponsored bike ride that unfortunately he could not complete due to ill health (his son-in-law took his place).

We’ve run Wokingham, Yeovil, and Bournemouth Bay half marathons so far, with Ridgeway Revenge coming up on the 18th June.  Please donate now and help us make this a fitting tribute to an amazing man.

Thank You


Paul's Virgin Money page:

Paul's Twitter:


Paul's Facebook:

Paul's article in the Swindon Advertiser:

End of the Track

End of the Track Event Raises

This years ‘End of the Track’ event at the Lawn Community Centre raised an amazing £660 to support Threshold’s work with Swindon’s homeless.

Sincere thanks again go to Wendy who organised the event as well as those who attended and everyone at Lawn. We received a very warm welcome when we accepted the cheque on behalf of the homeless at the Community Centre on the 17th October.

Once again a very big thank you!

Lawn Community Centre Oct 2014

If you missed it this time around, don’t worry, as we hope to be doing it all again, rocking to the sounds of the 60s, on the 12 September next year.

We will keep you posted.

Swindon Orbital Asda helping us fight homelessness

Hi Thresholdians, 

Just a quick one today to say that Swindon Orbital Asda has chosen us as one of their nominated charities until the end of December 2016! 

If you shop at the Orbital Asda, please think of us and drop your green token in our designated box "Threshold Swindon Outreach Team".

Many thanks! 


Runvember 2016

Hello Thresholdians,


Have you heard of Runvember?

No? Well, be prepared to be amazed!


During the whole of November 2016, people across Swindon will take part in a running challenge, run by Alan Butler.

They will be running every day of the month to raise awareness on our behalf and to collect vital and essential items for our Survival Pack that we give to the Rough Sleepers of Swindon.

So if you spot a Runvember runner on his daily challenge, cheer him/her up for us please or if yourself are interested in taking part, please get in touch with Alan Butler via his website,


Alternatively, you can sponsor them by either donating money towards the different items needed on our virgin money giving page or you can donate items directly to them.

Good luck to all the runners!



Join us for a coffee & a piece of cake

Please join us for our Coffee Morning on Saturday 17th September 2016. We will be exhibiting some of our residents amazing artwork and poetry, including Steve’s famous Robots! There will be a raffle with some fantastic prizes, so come along and relax with coffee and delicious cakes before getting your weekly shopping.


Sleepout 2015




Winter Sleep Out 2015

A big thank you to everyone who braved the elements (it was very cold!) at our annual SLEEP OUT in 2015.

By joining us participants showed solidarity with the homeless and raised funds to support our Street Outreach service. We are on course to raise £5,000, which is a fantastic effort and much needed.

We are always interested in hearing from anyone who would want to take part - at any time of year. Alternatively we want to work with community groups, clubs, schools or companies to develop your own specific Sleep Out to help support the homeless.

You can make a valuable contribution – so please contact us by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



On the 17 May 2014 participants took part in a river-ridge relay organised on behalf of Threshold. The course took them across the scenic Thames Path and Ridgeway encompassing 9 stages of cycling and running, finishing in Swindon; a total of 78 miles.

The idea for this event was inspired by an ex-serviceman from Swindon, who had become homeless and having hit ‘rock bottom’ he found himself on Tower Bridge and was on the verge of jumping into the river and ending it all. A passer-by spent some time talking to him and convinced him to go home. This he did by walking the entire distance from London to Swindon. The man, with our support, went on to hold down a job and live in accommodation with a secure tenancy.

It took him days to walk all the way but it took our supporters a couple of hours raising vital funds for us. Well done and thanks to all those who took part.

Threshold’s run4home started as one man’s long journey back from the edge.

Threshold have made that journey again and again for a number of years to raise funds to provide vital services to Swindon’s homeless. 

Swindon // 1 John Street // SN1 1RT