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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

2016 Volunteer Celebration

To celebrate the great work done by all our volunteers involved in running the Robes Project winter night shelter this year, we are holding a celebration: Tuesday 12th April 2016 St George the Martyr Church, Borough High Street, SE1 1JA. From 18:30 - Service of...

“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...

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...

SleepOut 2015

UPDATE: 150 rough sleepers raise £100k in cathedral charity night Monster Cathedral Fundraiser makes £100k Following the monster Robes Project SleepOut, at Southwark Cathedral on the 29 November 2015, where 150 people slept rough, the charity based in Lambeth...

Bermondsey Voices Concert

South London community choirs Bermondsey Voices and ODI Voices come together with local performers, bell ringers, dancers, actors and community groups to fundraise for the Robes Project. We all invite you to a fabulous evening full of fun. Wine is served in the...

London Surrey 100 Cycle Ride

They cycled, they climbed hills, they kept going to ride 100 miles for Robes. They all got the medal. Thank you James, Shelley and Tim for supporting us! And to Dave Hardman, Trustee for wearing the T-shirt! Well done!...

“My son and I found ourselves homeless just before Christmas”

It’s very rare that someone seeks out the experience of homelessness. It’s usually something that happens TO you, while, like everyone else, you’re trying to get on with your life. Here is the story of two of our guests. A warm bed for Christmas “My son and I found...

SleepOut Event 2014

Thank you to everybody who took part in our annual Robes Sleep Out on Friday 28th November 2014 as we so appreciate your support. The Sleepout has raised £83,026 this winter which is a phenomenal amount for one fundraising event! This is amazing and is vital for the...

Carol singing in London

To support for the work of Robes on wonderful volunteers undertook Carol Singing at London Bridge on a rather mild winter’s evening in December 2014. It was atmospheric, melodic and rather lovely! Thank you for your help. People walking past said that it had...

Ride London 2014

We would like to thank Dan Rudd for completing the 100 mile Ride London cycle ride on Sunday 10th August to raise funds for the Robes Project. Dan set off early in the morning, the route taking him from London out to Surrey and returning to finish in central London....

Helping homeless people in a lasting way

Wider problems than just homelessness Crispin Green, Robes Project Advice Worker, tells us: “As an advice worker planning ‘move on options’ with guests, I often see case work leading into legal matters, financial problems and health considerations. This year we have...

Nothing but the clothes he stood up in

What to do when someone is referred to the night shelter, who is not only homeless but also destitute, without possessions other than the clothes that they stand up in? No paperwork, no possessions, no family There is no support from friends or family and a complete...

Volunteer thank you event

To the theme of Strictly Come Dancing and wonderful Spanish tapas food, we were delighted to be joined by over 100 volunteers from the Robes Project to celebrate the end of our 8th winter night shelter. St John's Church, Waterloo, one of our newest Robes Project...

SleepOut 2013

On Friday 29th November 2013, more than 125 people raised over £80,000 for the Robes Project winter shelters by taking part in a sponsored sleepout in the grounds of Southwark Cathedral. The sleepout is now in its third year and has become a key source of funding for...

“My time in the Robes night shelter was a real turning point”

Homelessness might feel like something that only happens to other people. But many of the people sleeping rough on London’s streets are ordinary people whose lives have been tipped over the edge by difficult times. If they don’t have children or other priority needs,...