Community Engagement

Proud to be based in Cambridge, our relationship with our community is vital

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Community is vital

Key to our success here at Jimmy’s is support from our local community. From local churches, local schools, Universities, to the U3A and local WI we are proud to be based in Cambridge, our relationship with our community is vital to our continued success

Sitting in the heart of Cambridge allows us to benefit from the mixed cultures, backgrounds and diversity that is the essence of our city.

Fundraising activities

Every year our community holds many fundraising activities in support of Jimmy’s and also offers us lots of opportunities to be active and involved.

From Morris dancing, yoga to sleep outs and bake sales, the list is endless and often very enterprising.

We are also delighted to take part in community events such as street parties, fetes and festivals.


Every year we are asked to come and talk about homelessness and the role of Jimmy’s.

From school workshops and assemblies to formal presentations and relaxed suppers, our outreach is a vital part of our community engagement.

For many that we and our guests speak with, it’s often the first time they have had a real insight into homelessness and seen how you can get involved or support.

Genuine Interest

We are always overwhelmed by the reception we are given – so much genuine interest about our work, our guests, volunteers and staff.

Being able to speak directly with hundreds of people every year gives us a chance to help people become more aware of homelessness and its’ issues.

Year round donations

As well as year round donations of food, we have particular support during the harvest season.

From across Cambridgeshire and beyond, schools, community clubs and churches hold harvest and collect for us.

From giant marrows to tiny peas, crates of apples and sacks of carrots, your generosity is always there. We make sure nothing goes to waste and if we have a surplus then we ensure that this is passed onto other projects in Cambridge.

Jimmy's is brilliant because no matter who you are, you are always welcome