Open door in St albans for the homeless
I was born in Manchester and have 2 younger brothers. I didn’t like school much and left without much of an education. I started work in retail and moved about departments. In my early twenties I helped raise money for the PDSA and my local community centre. I have 2 daughters, 2 boys and now 3 grand children. In the late 90s I moved to Wheathampstead and got married to my wonderful wife Kathleen. Over the years I have wanted to do something for a charity, but have never felt a charity close to my heart. Over Christmas there has been a lot of coverage on the news about the homeless and I was really interested. I went surfing on the Internet and found my local charity for the homeless, Open door. I visited Open door and was so impressed about the home. It sleeps 12 people with en suite, a fully equipped kitchen and showers and washing machines. Professional people are there to support and give advice to help get back to normal life. I would like to try and raise £5000 this year with different ideas to raise money. The money that I raise is going towards new mattresses and anything else to help this great cause.
Sleeping out in the carpark in feburary
Race night in the Swan in March
Auction at the Elephant and Castle in June
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Location56 High Street,
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