Past: SPEAR’S 30th Event: Celebrating 30 years of changing lives

Past: SPEAR’S 30th Event: Celebrating 30 years of changing lives


Celebrating 30 Years of Transforming Lives

‘Homelessness to Independence’

Tuesday 11th July 2017

Richmond Adult Community College


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The demand for SPEAR’s services is increasing.  SPEAR is needed as much today as 30 years ago when founded by Penny Wade.

Our 30thAnniversary event is not just a celebration of those we have supported from Homelessness to Independence, but also recognises the tremendous hurdles we have faced together with all of our supporters to help those most vulnerable over the last 30 years. Our founder’s words, ‘No-one should die because they don’t have a home’ are still just as relevant today.


We are delighted to welcome you, our supporters to our 30th Anniversary event – 30 Years of Changing Lives’ taking place in the beautiful screening room of Richmond Adult Community College (RACC) This event will take you on a journey back through time of how work with the homeless sector has adapted through changing times.

  • Through a multi-media presentation, panel and invited guests we will consider how the homeless sector has evolved and developed and take you, our audience, on a creative and powerful journey of reflection.
  • We will also debate wider creative and thought provoking influences on homelessness from the past to present such as Ken Loach, Tony Garnett (Cathy Come Home, 1966) (I Daniel Blake, 2016),  Daisy-May Hudson (Half-Way, 2015).
  • We will be holding a lively fundraising auction with a whole range of prizes to bid on from the most exclusive to those which have wide appeal.
  • Tickets will include a fabulous buffet and refreshments.  There will also be a pay bar.

With your support, we want to ensure we can still be here for those that need us in the future so together, we can continue our journey from  Homelessness to Independence.

Could you help?

We are looking for more sponsors and prizes.  Could you connect us with a local group or celebrity for this event?  We will be adding to this list as new Ambassadors come on board.

Alternatively please spread the word by printing out and putting up this poster.

30th Anniversary Poster

Our kind thanks to these fabulous people and companies who have already agreed to support this very special evening:

Our Esteemed Guests & Panelists

The Rt Hon Vince Cable – our Patron

John Stephen – our Chairman

Stuart Nevill – our CEO

Daisy-May Hudson – Director (Half-Way )

Cleo Sylvestre – Actress  (Cathy Come Home)

Morag Livingstone – (Livingstone Media)

Abigial Thaw – Actress (Endeavour)

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Our Talented Artists & Contributors

  • Professional singer – Helena April

  • Live pianist – Tullio Joseph

  • Manontroppo – Clarinet Quartet

  • Our Auctioneer James Scott Brown

  • Professional photographer –  Simon Winson

  • Premier Charity Solutions – Providing the Auction Integration Software for the silent auction 

Our Generous Sponsors


heavenly dish 2Heavenly Dish who will be organising the catering

oneOne Water who will be donating refreshments for our guests


  Ben & Jerry who will be donating ice-creams & waffles for our guests

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Sugar Rush  who will be providing delicious cakes on the occasion


Tesco  Richmond based Tesco will be providing a food  voucher            

  sainsburys  Richmond based Sainsbury’s will also be providing a   voucher for food 

Auction items

Here is a taster of  what you could be taking home
Auction montage
If you want more details of the items you can bid for click here

Support us on social media

We are asking supporters to wish us well on our anniversary and spread the word by having a photo of you or your group with our 30th Anniversary poster that can be printed off below.  Please remember to include



30 years poster A3

30 years poster A4


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