What is the Besom In York?


The Besom exists to be a bridge between those who want to give their time, skills, money, or things to those who are in need.

The Besom is a national charity with bases all around the country. James Odgers founded the charity in 1987, after a trip to Hong Kong, working with Jackie Pullinger. He noticed that the gap between those who have and those who don’t exists not only in Hong Kong, but all over the world. He wrote the Besom vision on the flight on the way home. The Besom in York was started by Rob and Sam 13 years ago.

The Besom in York is a registered charity. Our charity number is 1133905.

The Besom in York Core Team consists of Becky, Ed, Sue and Becky with Carly (Bundles of Joy)

The Besom in York trustees are Neil Hulse (chair), Hannah Ainsworth, Richard Grant, Catherine Spedding (treasurer) Hannah Thompson (secretary). 

If you have something you’d like to give you can drop us an email at info@thebesominyork.co.uk.

You can find the national Besom website here: http://www.besom.com/