The London and Slough Run was established in 1984 to support the homeless and people in need.
Distributing food, drink, clothing, bedding and toiletries to over 300 needy people on our streets.
Staffed solely by volunteers offering support and kindness to those that have no-one else to turn to. With bases in Buckinghamshire and Berkshire the volunteers organise the food and clothing each week and from there it is taken to London and Slough to hand out.
Helping people of all ages, nationalities and circumstances often from troubled backgrounds and living on the streets or on the poverty line as the result of redundancy, marital break ups or difficulties coping with everyday life.
We are entirely dependent on the generosity of its volunteers and its supporters, many of whom come from Burnham, Gerrards Cross, Slough and Marlow and without whom the charity could not operate. Visit our website for more information on how you can help. Please ‘Like’ us on facebook.
REPORT: The Slough Sleepout for the Homeless is over for another year and what a cold night! The atmosphere was excellent and everyone was in great form. We were so glad to head back to our warm beds the following morning. While sleeping outside with not much more than cardboard for shelter, was a tough challenge for one night, it was but a mere taster of what homeless people on our streets have to endure – night after night.
It is difficult to put into words just how grateful we are to you and to everyone who played a part in this event. 100 people participated on the night and over £40,000 has been raised so far this exceeds our target for the funds needed to run the Winter Night Shelter once again this winter!
The Winter Night Shelter is going from strength to strength. Last year 50 people were accommodated across three and a half months , 22 of these went on to find permanent accommodation and 11 found employment. The importance of providing that safe, warm place across the darkest coldest months cannot be stressed enough as we can see that it is helping many to move out of the downward spiral they are in and to regain their lives.
Thank you so much for your help , prayers and sponsorship – we simply could not have achieved so much without you!
From the Board of Trustees – The London and Slough Run Charitable Trust
London and Slough Run website
SLOUGH WINTER NIGHT SHELTER 2018 Once again I call upon your generosity as we sleep outside on the night of the 24th November in a cardboard box. We do this for one night every year to raise funds and ensure the continuity of the Slough Winter Night Shelter. Now in its 4th year, the Shelter provides a safe, warm place to sleep for up to 50 rough sleepers with a hot meal and breakfast served.
To give you an idea of the importance of this initiative, last winter, of the 50 that were sheltered, 22 went on to find permanent accommodation and 11 found employment. This is so much more than providing basic food and shelter. It gives homeless people a chance to take a step outside of a downward spiral. The Shelter also saves lives. Enduring temperatures that reach well below zero it is unimaginable how awful it must be for anyone to live outdoors. We do it for just one night and it is an extremely tough experience – every time. The simple joy of returning to a warm home and a hot shower is indescribable.
I hope you can support us this year as we join with over 100 others to raise funds. This link will take you to the mydonate site where our team can be supported. Thank you, on behalf of our team, but most of all, thank you on behalf of the homeless people who will be helped again this winter.
CAKE SALE 🍰 On Sunday, 9th December 2018, after the 9.45am Mass we will be hosting a bake sale to raise funds for the Slough Winter Night Shelter. ‘Sleeping out’ may not be your thing, but everyone can take part in this Cake Sale one way or another! So please, pick up your whisks, don those oven gloves and get baking! All donations very gratefully received. For those less comfortable in the kitchen, we are relying on you to support us, buying all those delicious goodies. It is all for a very worthy cause!
Our Lady of Peace Church – Lower Britwell Road, Burnham | SL2 2NL
– are needed for the London Run Sandwich makers at St Peter’s Burnham on Monday mornings 7.15am-8.15am which includes coffee and cakes for helpers. Just turn up if you can help.
St Peter’s Cornerstone: Church Street/The Precincts, Burnham | SL1 7HX