Past: SPEAR’S 30th Event: The Highlights

Past: SPEAR’S 30th Event: The Highlights

As you will see from the above film show, the 30thAnniversary event was not just a celebration of those who have been supported from Homelessness to Independence, but also recognised the tremendous hurdles that have been 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.

Buffet/ Silent Auction & Raffle Tickets/ Live Music


  • We were kindly catered for by Heavenly Dish/ Silent Auction and raffle tickets/ Live music and magician.

Spotlight on SPEAR


  • Spear BBC News School Report– Film produced by students from Orleans Park School
  • Reflection– Written by year 9 Ursuline High School. Voiced by Imogen
  • Letter from Penny Wade– This kick-started the formation of SPEAR in 1987
  • Letter of Thanks– From a SPEAR client to Penny Wade on her retirement
  • Letter from Wilf to Penny Wade– On her retirement
  • Letter from Former Resident– of SPEAR’S hostel for young people
  • A Story from SPEAR’S Hostel for Women– Read by actress Jemma Churchill
  • ‘Something’s better than nothing’- Why we do what we do by Heidi Shrimpton
  • Former SPEAR client– Robert Manley’s story
  • Poem– By SPEAR client Henry Collingwood

Celebrating SPEAR client success

  • From Pain to Celebration– Extracts by Louis Colley
  • Surprise Reunion– SPEAR’S Operations manager Annette Blake meets Duane Ramsey a former client
  • Leo’s Challenge– Read by Leo Gask
  • Luke Hamza’s Award Winning Journey– Read by Louis Colley
  • See Behind the Curtain– Luke Hamza’s award winning film

Homelessness On Film

  • Cleo Sylvestre on Cathy Come Home
  • Daisy May Hudson on Half Way
  • Cathy Come Home extract from Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach
  • Trailer of Half Way
  • SPEAR film

Homelessness to Independence- Panel Debate

  • Sir Vincent Cable
  • Morag Livingston
  • Daisy May Hudson
  • Daniel Steward
  • Stuart Nevill

Live Auction


SPEAR’S 30th Anniversary Cake


The 30th event had a brilliant outcome and SPEAR would like to say a massive thanks to everyone who contributed and attended:

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)

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 

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