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Open door in St albans for the homeless

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stephen france
St. Albans

The Open Door Homelessness Service is a night shelter and daytime drop-in for vulnerable people in St Albans.

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Donations accepted until 10-02-2019

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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.

Event details

Sleeping out in the carpark in feburary

Sleeping out
Race night in the Swan in March
Auction at the Elephant and Castle in June
Treasure hunt.
Working progress.

Event date

09-February-2018 00:00  - 
10-February-2018 07:00

Event type

sleeping out

Event is completed


56 High Street,
St. Albans,
AL4 8AR,


Just read about what you’re doing in the village magazine- good for you Steve! Hope you reach your goal...and some. Pippa & Ali Lindsay
Donation by Pippa Lindsay
on 01-03-2018
Well done mate
Donation by Max & Elaine
on 11-02-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Amazing on such a cold night. Much respect.
Donation by Pam
on 10-02-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Cold out there tonight you know!
Donation by Josh
on 09-02-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Brogan
on 09-02-2018
£3.75 gift aid
Well done Dad Raising money for local people ! Good luck with sleeping rough Lots of love xxx
Donation by Servena france
on 09-02-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck Steve
Donation by Conor Maher
on 08-02-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Wow Steve. What an amazing thing to do. Wishing you well and lots of luck! See you soon. Xx
Donation by Liz and Chris
on 08-02-2018
£5.00 gift aid
so proud of you steve
Donation by Jess Taylor
on 07-02-2018
£1.25 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £140.00
Offline Donations: £150.00
Total Raised: £290.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £322.50

Donations closed

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