LHWT Homeless Vehicle Outreach Fundraiser

by London Homeless Welfare Team in London, England, United Kingdom

Total raised £760

raised so far



To provide much needed nutritious hot food and drinks, COVID-19 packs and toiletries for the homeless and disadvantaged.

by London Homeless Welfare Team in London, England, United Kingdom

1604518266_c4f19365-4493-4cb5-b586-ff2e01f0c61e.jpegI was homeless once too......I know exactly what it feels like to live on the streets. It has a devastating effect on your physical and mental wellbeing. I was one of the lucky ones, after being found. Whilst commuting from Finsbury Park I was saddened and quite shocked to see the amount of rough sleepers under the bridge. I decided that something must be done to help, and so LONDON HOMELESS WELFARE TEAM was launched on New Year’s Day 2020. 1604518512_3aad298e-34c4-426d-b566-e8ed9903ed3d.jpegWe have been going from strength to strength and never looked back since. We were one of the first to give out Covid-19 packs at the beginning of March. We are please that many other organisations are doing their own packs too. The media soon were extremely interested in our packs and the work we do. I was contacted my mainstream media for interviews and have discussed homelessness on various national radio stations, which was daunting, but it was vital to remind everyone of how so many people are suffering.

We have made some wonderful friends on our journey and collaborated with so many amazing charities from whom we have learnt so much.

All 6 members donate £10 each, which ensures that we will always have some funding to enable us to help those that are homeless and vulnerable. 1604518639_d8cd9bd6-d6fc-43f6-8e7f-5520af9e9d6a.jpeg

We are now in a position to expand and have  signed up many volunteers. We see ourselves holding major outreach projects and liaising with organisations that can help with housing/mental health and alcohol/drug addiction.

We are trying to raise funds in order to purchase a minibus so that we can double our outreach volunteers and ensure that we can help more and more of those less fortunate in our society. I have self funded an accredited course that will qualify me as a Substance and Alcohol misuse councillor. 

I found my purpose. I was one of the lucky ones...........

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