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Compassion Ministries

We want to support you.

Free Clothes Store

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Providing good quality, pre-loved clothes and shoes to those in need/crisis.


If you or someone you know is struggling to buy clothing for themselves or their family because of their situation right now, then please get in touch with us.



Want to help us help others?
We accept donations of good quality, pre-loved clothes and shoes for all ages and sizes!

Drop-Off Donation Details:
Lakeside Church,Fairway, PR9 0LA.

Tuesdays to Fridays 9 - 4pm.

The Free Clothes Store does a great job of meeting the needs of people in the Southport community.  As you know, the store runs off of peoples generous donations of clothing that are no longer wanted/needed.  There are however, a number of items which we can not receive donations of such as: underwear, socks & hygiene products.  If you are able to support The Free Clothes Store financially to aid us in purchasing these products please use the details below to donate financially.


Financial Donation Details:

EFGA Southport

S/C: 60-05-16

A/C: 18536921

Reference: 'FCS' (this is really important as it helps us allocate your donations to the store).

Celebrate Recovery


Helping individuals overcome hurts, hang-ups
and habits.

Fridays (Ongoing weekly)
7:15pm - 9:00pm

Leaders:  Georgie Vernon & Ralph Upton

Celebrate Recovery is a 12 Step recovery programme designed to help people address a variety of hurts, hang-ups and habits. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from issues that control our lives.  Find out more about Celebrate Recovery here. This Group is ongoing so you can join at any time, just click the button to sign up.

Watch the video to find out more.


A quiet shared space where it's ok to not be ok.

Renew at Lakeside is part of a national charity, Renew Wellbeing, which helps churches set up wellbeing spaces for anyone in the local community to attend.

How Renew Works

We promote emotional and mental wellbeing with the ability to signpost people to NHS and social care services when required.  We aim to foster a sense of acceptance, belonging and community to help reduce loneliness and self-isolation. We are unashamedly Christian but embrace the journeys that others are on.

What You Should Know

We are all responsible for our own wellbeing, so at Renew we operate in a co-leading style! Alongside our '5 Ways to Wellbeing' resource led by the team, we welcome guests to bring a hobby and share a hobby! We want our guests to feel encouraged and be the encouragement! There is always a quiet space for prayer and contemplation should people wish to make use of it.  As part of 'Elim' we ensure that team members undergo safeguarding and DBS checks. The personal details of any guests are maintained on a secure database.


Join us on Wednesday 11:00am - 12:30pm



Ukraine Appeal


Helping people beyond our community.

Our Lakeside Ukraine Appeal team work tirelessly packing boxes with your donations to be sent via International Aid Trust to the heart of Ukraine each week!  The need in Ukraine is as great as ever, so please continue to bring your donations of tinned food, medical supplies, toiletries and blankets etc.


We accept donations - Tuesdays to Fridays 9-4pm

Needed items for Ukraine Appeal

Please ensure all food has a minimum shelf life of 6 months use by date


  • Dried Pasta, Rice, Noodles, Packet Soups, Energy Bars, Cereal, Biscuits

  • Tinned Fish, Meat, Soup & Vegetables, Cooking Sauces, Sandwich Paste

  • Flour, Salt, Stock Cubes, Cooking oil, Tin Openers, Pots, Pans

Baby Items

  • Baby Food, Formula Milk, Bottles, Spoons, Sippy Cups, Bibs

  • Nappies, Wipes, Baby Clothes, Baby Blankets


  • Soap, Shower Gel, Shampoo

  • Toothpaste, Toothbrushes

  • Sanitary Towels, Tampons, Incontinence Wear

  • Flannels, Hair Brushes, Combs

  • Toilet Rolls, Washing Liquid/Tablets/Powder


  • Dressing, Bandages, First Aid Kits, Saline, Antiseptic Creams, Hand Sanitiser, Gloves


Winter clothing and footwear -for all ages

Camping equipment

• Sleeping Bags, Tents, Cutlery, Torches, Batteries, Power Banks, Metal plates, Cups.



• Clean Towels & Bedding, Cutlery, Wheelchairs, Walkers, Crutches.


Food Bank

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Supporting local people in crisis, working to reduce poverty.


The aim of  Foobank is to help local people in crisis by providing three day's basic food supplies. We offer this in a friendly, non-judgemental environment. Having founded this back in 2013, we continue to remain as one of the distribution centres in Southport (For more information on the ministry of Compassion Acts, see the link below).

In addition to this, Southport Foodbank offer advice and support around debt and welfare benefits advice, as well as signposting to other support services. This service is free and totally confidential.

Open Hours: Friday 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Find out more about the work of Compassion Acts here.

Safe Families

Offering hope, belonging and support to children and families.


Since March 2022, we have been partnering with Safe Families, offering hope, belonging and support to children, families and care leavers. If you are interested in finding out more, or how you might be able to get involved, please chat with Dave and Jackie Cartwright who are our Safe Families Champions.

Find out more about the work of Safe Families here.

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Watch the video to find out more.

Home For Good

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Together we can find a home for every child who needs one.


Here at Lakeside we are part of a cohesive and united effort to meet the needs of vulnerable children at every point of their life.  We have recently teamed up with Home For Good, a charity that is child-focused, faith-rooted and committed to raising awareness, resourcing, equipping and empowering the church and individuals to foster, adopt and lodge children and young people who need a home.

Find out more about the work of Home For Good here.



Lakeside Church,




01704 544419

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Opening Hours.

Mon - Fri

9:00 am – 4:00 pm




9:00 am – 2:00 pm

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