The purpose of World Homeless Day is to draw attention to people who experience homelessness and create a proactive dialogue discussing a variety of needs locally whilst providing a variety of opportunities for the community to get involved in an effective response.
In 2019, York Road Project held a 'Sleep Out' event in Woking town centre encouraging others to join us as we raised awareness of the local needs and demonstrated our solidarity, compassion and continued understanding of those who may be rough-sleeping / homeless.
In 2020, due to the current world-wide pandemic of COVID-19 we will not be sleeping out in the town centre of Woking, instead for the safety of everyone we are encouraging people to 'sleep in' and join us online on the 23rd October during our 'Big Sleep In' event.
The 'Big Sleep In' event challenges individuals, families and cohabitants to sleep in their own homes (or gardens) in any space other than a bedroom / on a bed (Why not sleep on a roll mat with a sleeping bag if possible?). The event will include a Prize Quiz, Raffle, Entertainment and a variety of activities plus a 13 hours Radio Woking take-over to raise even more awareness and much needed funds for the charity.
Register & More - Big Sleep In (23rd October)
We have a long history of supporting people experiencing homelessness and rough-sleeping in Woking and the surrounding areas. We started many years ago as a soup kitchen and winter shelter run by volunteers from churches in the local area before officially becoming a charity in 2001 which offers a range of services all year round to those who may be in need.
Buildings don't make us who we are, it's our team of trustees, staff and volunteers alongside the charities clear mission to defeat homelessness that does.
Below are 3 ways you may be able to help us as we help them: