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1,000 volunteers supported Robes last winter

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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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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SleepOut entertainment

As usual, we have some amazing entertainment lined up for you all on the evening of the SleepOut, featuring the  Oompah Brass Band - www.oompahbrass.com Q&A with former homeless painter, Nicky Nicholls and as always, an exciting auction led by Roger Royle If you...

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Press release: Robes Project SleepOut

- Former homeless woman provides branding for stellar fundraiser - On Friday 25th November 2016, Southwark and Lambeth homeless charity, the Robes Project, will host its 6th annual SleepOut event at Southwark Cathedral. More than one hundred people are expected to...

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Robes Opening Service 2016

This year's Shelter Opening Service will be held at St Peter's Church, Vauxhall on Sunday, 30th October from 6:30 pm  Join us on this evening to prepare together for the upcoming winter's shelter season. The service will be led by Reverend Alison...

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Robes Project Christmas Cards ready!

Our very own Robes Project Christmas Cards, designed by Nicky Nicholls specifically for the 2016 season, are ready! Cards will soon be available for purchase from: Team Leaders at Church venues hosting this year's winter night shelter The Southwark Cathedral Shop The...

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Over £16,000 Capital Investment Made!

The trustees and staff are delighted to be able to update you on the significant progress that we have made in implementing our published strategy of running two concurrent shelters over the winter period. The staff have been incredibly busy and over the past month,...

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SleepOut 2016

The SleepOut Fundraiser is back for another year to help provide winter night shelter for those homeless in the Southwark and Lambeth area. For the first time, this winter, we will be running two shelters simultaneously! Come and join us on Friday 25th November from...

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“It was wonderful to be able to build these links”

Each winter, around 30 churches across Lambeth and Southwark operate the Robes night shelter for the homeless at two venues every night. When St Philip’s in Camberwell joined us, Reverend Vyvyan reported back on what a great experience it was for the church. A host...

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Carol singing at London Bridge 2015

Bring your voices, bring your trumpets!! We had yet another fantastic carol singing day at London Bridge Station on the 17th December 2015. About 20 tireless singers, musicians and bucket shakers helped us create some festive cheer during the day and with their help...

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