On 14th January 2017 we held a Service of Thanksgiving at Southwark Cathedral to mark the 10 year journey of the Robes Project, thanking volunteers, trustees, staff and supporters for all their efforts, hard work and compassion over the past decade.
‘Together, with over 800 volunteers we have made it our priority to offer hospitality, support, care and love to our guests during a very difficult period of their lives. We have been touched by the many stories our guests have told us, and it has been a joy to see so many of our former guests in accommodation and to find out how they have rebuild their lives.
Together, the churches have shown a very compassionate face to a major problem in our country, and it has been a most successful ecumenical project in Southwark and Lambeth and has brought churches together, and many volunteers were not fully aware of some of the skills that they had in helping our guests.
Together, it has been an amazing 10-year journey and we have become a well-known and respected local charity. As we move forward into the next decade together, we need your continued support, compassion and love.’
(excerpt from the speech delivered by George Martin, Chair of Trustees)
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