SleepOut and help

9 November 2016

Written by: Robes Project

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Spend a sponsored night under the stars to raise money for the Robes Project winter night shelter for the homeless.

Poster for sleep out fundraising event

What is the Robes Project?

The Robes Project was set up in January 2007 to support homeless people by giving them a safe, warm place to sleep, a hot meal and support as they start to rebuild their lives. This is done by churches across Southwark and Lambeth offering a temporary night shelter during the winter months from November to April of each year for 15 to 20 guests each night.

In the winter of 2016/17 they will be running two shelters simultaneously, each night for the first time! This will be based in 28 church venues and more than 500 volunteers will provide food, shelter, advice and support for around 70 people sleeping rough in South London.

It will cost Robes £210,000 to cover the costs of expansion and a year’s running costs. They rely solely on donations from churches, individuals, businesses and grants to keep going.

Join in the Robes SleepOut

The annual Robes SleepOut fundraising event allows the project to continue its efforts in providing for our guests. This year it will take place on Friday 25 November 7pm till Saturday 26 November 7:00am, in Southwark Cathedral.

There will be musical entertainment from 8pm, an auction, and a short evening service will take place at 10pm. There will also be time to socialise over refreshments before bedding down for the night.

How you can help