About The London and Slough Run

The London and Slough Run was established in 1984 to support the homeless and people in need. Each week the charity distributes items such as food, drink, clothing, bedding and toiletries to over three hundred people who come along to the various distribution points situated on the streets of London and Slough. Staffed solely by volunteers, a key focus is on offering, where possible, support - taking time out to listen to those who are looking for help and who often have no-one else to whom to turn.

Volunteer Help Required at the Salvation Army

Lin and Malcolm at the Salvation Army are in desperate need of volunteers at their Stoke Road, Slough premises. They urgently need volunteers, otherwise they will have to cut back on the services they offer the homeless.

“Here are the areas we need some help:

1) We have a small charity shop which we run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 1pm . We could do with a couple of extra pairs of hands on a Thursday.

2) We offer a Drop-In for the homeless and vulnerably housed from 10am – 1pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. They can call in and have a coffee/tea, a shower, maybe some clothes and if we have any food available we’ll share it. We need someone who can be around to refill the hot water,sugar etc, wash some mugs, give out a towel, chat to someone if they want to.

3) We also run a Soup Kitchen Thursday and Sunday evenings 6.45pm to 8.30pm. I’m looking for volunteers to go on our rota who might be able to offer their time once a month, twice a month or more for which ever evening suits them. They’d be needed to give out towels for the shower, give out socks / underwear / clothes (we have to monitor this otherwise some would take the lot and we have limited supplies), disposable razors, get a blanket or duvet. If you’d rather be in the main hall monitoring general behaviour and chatting to the folk then that’s fine too.

If you might be able to offer some time, please contact Lin on 01753 525819 or Lin.Anderson@salvationarmy.org.uk