On Friday 4 October 2019, Deputy Mayor of Woking Cllr Saj Hussain [pictured far left] was one of twenty people, along with staff from local businesses and members of local churches, who bedded down on the streets of Woking in support of our work here at York Road Project.
This was the fourth year we've organised our annual Sleep Out to raise awareness of homelessness locally and funds supporting our vital local services providing accommodation and support for anyone experiencing or facing in Woking and the surrounding areas of Surrey.
This year, the event took place at Albion Square where the distinctive sculpture named ‘The Wanderer’ created by our patron Sean Henry stands. Sean was among the many visitors who kindly came down to see us and show their support during the day leading up to the Sleep Out.
We'd like to say thank you to everyone who was involved in making Sleep Out 2019 a huge success; including Woking Borough Council and Woking Shopping for supporting the event in going ahead, Christ Church Woking for providing access to their facilities, Marciano Lounge restaurant for keeping us topped up with hot water so we could make hot drinks and Rooster Shack for dropping off some much appreciated late-night burgers and chips.
We were lucky to once again have the Woking Street Angels, Surrey Police and Surrey Fire & Rescue keeping an eye on us throughout the evening. Thanks also to Woking News & Mail and photographer Anthony for coming down to cover the event.
Most of all, we want to sincerely thank everyone who gave up their bed for a night and those who sponsored our participants. If it wasn’t for the kindness of our local community, we wouldn't be able to continue helping people experiencing homelessness to move their lives forward positively.
There’s still time to show your support by making a donation.