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Leading broadcaster Sandi Toksvig supports Cathedral Sleepout

Leading broadcaster Sandi Toksvig supports Cathedral Sleepout

On Friday 24 November 2017, south London homeless charity the Robes Project, will host its seventh annual SleepOut, with the support and entertainment from British Bake-off star and leading comedian and broadcaster, Sandi Toksvig. Hundreds of people are expected to...

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InSight: The Robes Staff Blog (September)

InSight: The Robes Staff Blog (September)

What should I do if someone is homeless and asks me for help? By Rebekka You might be asked for help by a person who is homeless or threatened with homelessness, whether this is outside on the streets, someone reaching out to your church, or in your personal life. You...

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Robes AGM 2017

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Tuesday, 19th September 2017, 6:30 PM 256 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3UJ Come and join us to hear about the accomplishments of the past year, find out about our plans for the future and have your say in running of the Project. We look forward to...

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10 Years of Robes Shelters

Over the 10 years of Robes existence, a total of 37 different churches have hosted the shelter. We asked Louise Delay-Hand, team leader of 10 years and Robes trustee, to reflect on her experiences hosting Robes over the years I’ve been a team leader at St....

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InSight: The Robes Staff Blog (August)

What can I do if I see someone rough sleeping? We come across people who are homeless every day, not just in the shelter but also in the streets, on public transport, at our churches or in our communities. In these situations, it’s not always easy to know what to do,...

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We celebrated 10 years of service in style!

Robes 10th Birthday Challenge We celebrated 10 years of service in style! Robes supporters have been busy hosting and being entertained by events over 10 days in July, to commemorate 10 years of Robes' work with people finding themselves homeless in South London....

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SleepOut is Coming!

SleepOut is Coming! Friday 24th November, 7pm - Saturday 25th November, 7am Watch this space for upcoming info for the 2017 Robes SleepOut event

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We’re hiring for a brand new post!

We are now looking for a full-time Charity Manager to work with the trustees, staff, volunteers and guests of Robes to continue and perfect our work through our night shelters and other projects. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the delivery...

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1,000 volunteers supported Robes last winter

That's right. Over the winter of 2016/17 around 1,000 volunteers helped to turn our night shelter into reality! We were humbled by the numbers, and of course, curious to find out a little bit more about all of these amazing people. "Just an absolute pleasure to work...

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Guest retreat in the Yorkshire Dales – a chance to take a break

For the second year running Robes offered some guests the opportunity to get away from London for a short stay with the Scargill Community. Scargill House is a home to a Christian community who welcome people for holidays, conferences and retreats in the spectacular...

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Our 10th Birthday BBQ

Even though we were mostly stuck indoors due the drizzly weather, our 10th Birthday Celebration and BBQ on 20th May was a great success! It was great to see volunteers, former guests and supporters all having a great time together.

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The last year in numbers

Our 2016/17 shelter season has just come to an end, and we can safely say it’s been a big year for Robes! From running two shelters simultaneously for the first time and increasing our number of guests to 35 each night, to running the Wednesday Club, our weekly...

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10th Birthday BBQ Invitation

Dear Robes Guests and Volunteers,
You’re all Invited to our 10th Birthday BBQ
Grab some grub and relax
Meet other volunteers and catch up with former guests
Get creative with us
Look out for stalls, activities and entertainment
Celebrate 10 years of Robes

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Robes selected as Charity of the Year

We are very excited to be chosen as the Lee & Thompson 2017 Charity of the Year! We look forward to working with Lee & Thompson in the future and are hugely appreciative of their support. Firms like theirs help us to continue to aid the homeless during the...

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Take part in our 10th Birthday Challenge!

7th to 16th July 10 days of fundraising for 10 years of Robes     For as long as there are homeless people in South London, Robes Project will be there for them.   Fundraise for Robes, so that we can continue our work. Robes Project is a grassroots charity...

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First time hosting: St John’s East Dulwich

Gill, Julie and Jim from St John the Evangelist Church in East Dulwich shared their experiences of hosting Robes for the first time There were a lot of questions we had at St John’s East Dulwich when we agreed to host the Robes Project on Saturday nights from January...

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The Wednesday Club is back home

After a few weeks of being taken in by different churches the Wednesday Club now has a permanent home again. We are back with Crossway Church, now based at the Crossway Christian Centre, a new purpose built building. Many thanks to Bermondsey Central Hall and St...

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10th Anniversary Service of Thanksgiving

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...

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Carol Singers Bring Joy to Commuters

One Thursday, 15th December a group of joyful carol singers took over London Bridge Station to share some Christmas cheer during the morning and evening rush hours and raise money for Robes. Over £1,350 was raised in aid of our cause. Big thank you to all the singers,...

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Come sing carols with us!

It is almost that time of year again, for the Robes Project to bring some cheer and joy to London Bridge. Come join us on Thursday 15th December at London Bridge Station for some Christmas Carol Singing, where we will collect donations, so that we may continue...

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