Watch our Harvest Videos below – share with others!


Harvest is a time for giving, a time for thanks and for recognising and sharing with those less fortunate. For Turning Tides, it a hugely important time – last year, schools and churches across the county donated 25k of food items which fed local homeless men and women into the winter months.

This year, Covid-19 is presenting us with huge challenges and we had to carefully rethink the event. Transporting multiple food items from homes, to schools or churches and then on to our projects inevitably increases the risk of infection. Additionally, the number of homeless men and women we are supporting is rapidly increasing – so it’s more important than ever to plan carefully for the months ahead to try and meet this increased need.


So rather than donating goods,
we are asking for financial donations instead.


This will mean that we can buy essential items according to need and plan carefully to provide enough food for our clients for the full year ahead. Donations will also enable us to buy fresh produce which supports better health and immunity at this critical time.

We are inviting donations to help us buy as many bags, baskets and trollies we need for our clients. It is £3 for a shopping bag, or £30 for a shopping basket, or £100 for a big shopping trolley. Donate on our JustGiving page 

We really do need to surpass the 25k worth of food our community so generously gave last year, to feed the growing number of homeless people coming to us for help – so if you belong to a faith group or school, we’d be delighted if you could join us – please sign up below.



We are asking our faith communities to donate money rather than goods at their Harvest church services. You can share this web page, video and all our downloads with your congregation. Download and share our publication: Harvest Explained


We are asking them to take part in Hero’s Against Homelessness – a Hero’s themed dress up or dress down day at school and donate £1. Share this download and web page with other parents: Harvest Explained

Higgidy Harvest

Getting money to us

If you are a school, church or Community group that is holding a Harvest service or Assembly, please bank your cash donations and then forward on this donation to Turning Tides in the following ways:

You can do this in a variety of ways:

  • Pay by card over the phone: call Fundraising Team on 01903 680740
  • Donate by BACS to our bank: please let us know when you have done this and supply a reference so we know who to thank! Our Account is: Turning Tides, Account Sort Code: 40-47-23 Account No: 31498959 (If you are a church please use reference HARCH20 or if you are a school please use HARSC20)
  • Post a cheque to us: complete the form here and post a cheque made payable to ‘Turning Tides’ to: Fundraising Department, Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1HA



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I never thought I would be homeless

If someone told me on my 60th birthday that I’d be homeless the following year, I’d have thought them ridiculous!

For 33 years I worked in care, mainly for elderly people with dementia, in nursing homes and post psychiatric wards. I think I’ve had what most people would consider to be a ‘normal’ life.

But then life took a cruel twist.​

Client Yvonne