Every year, St Luke’s participates in the Islington Churches Cold Weather Shelter, opening our doors throughout January-March (the coldest three months of the year), to offer a bed and meals to homeless people. This year’s project was once again a great success, thanks to the hard work of Dan Northam Jones and many volunteers from within the church.
Running Nightshelter costs a lot of money, so St Luke’s has a fundraising event this Saturday, 26 April, 4-7pm, to help generate funds and awareness. The money raised will go towards providing hospitality to our homeless guests, and the facilities needed to do that (such as the new shower).
The centre piece of the afternoon will be a preview exhibition of photographs taken by guests themselves, part of a fascinating project revealing the daily lives of homeless people in London.
There’ll also be a raffle with some great prizes donated by local businesses, live music and entertainment, and family-friendly activities. Plus there’ll be a tea party with sandwiches and cake to keep you fuelled throughout the fun.
Tickets are on sale on the door at £10 each (£5 concessions, children free). We hope to see you this Saturday for a great event, and to raise money for this vital project.