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.
[Notice – 27/3/2022]
SUPPORTING OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF THE UKRAINE In association with The London and Slough Run (LASR) we are appealing to the people of our Parish for urgent donations of items for the people of the Ukraine. The items will be collected by the LASR team who will deliver to pick-up points in Amersham and Bedford for transportation. The list is very specific and it is important we keep to it to ensure that valuable transport space is used only for things that are critically needed. Our thanks to this wonderful Parish who are always so supportive of those in need and we pray for an end to this terrible conflict and for peace all over the world.
(Items marked * are deemed extremely urgent)
- *Disposable nappies (Pampers or similar)
- *Medical supplies
- *Bandages Toiletries (of all kinds)
- Women’s personal hygiene items
- Sleeping bags
- Baby clothes (please try for new clothes if possible)
- Baby food Blankets
Please note: no clothes at present unless new. For the first collection from OLP Parish, please place your contributions in the collection points in Our Lady of Peace and St Andrew’s. Thank you once again.
THE LONDON AND SLOUGH RUN HOMELESS CHARITY are happy to have been granted rent free premises at Dukes House in Slough . This will allow the group to expand it’s service collecting surplus food from local supermarkets for distribution locally to the homeless, local Charities and vulnerable groups. This is a 364 day a year operation and a large bank of volunteers will be required to sustain the project . Full training will be given and you can choose to do as few or as many shifts as you wish. The shifts and volunteer requirements are as follows:
Monday to Friday 21.45 to 22.45
Saturday 20.30 to 22.00
Sunday 15.45 to 18.00
On each shift there is a requirement for minimum of 3 x sorters and re-packers and 1 x loader for carrying trays therefore ideally someone fit and Strong . There is also a requirement for volunteer drivers to collect and deliver food. The Driver Shifts will be:
Evening 19:30 to 22:00
Morning 7:00 to 8:30.
Access to Dukes house is at the top of the Queensmere centre by the Security office which is manned 24/7. Anyone interested should contact admin[AT]sloughnightshelter.org or they can call John Power on 07837333986