Category Archives: Fundraising

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Posters created for SFTS make a great Xmas gift!…

Grey Design London have produced a set of 10 Limited Edition prints for Shelter from the Storm.

Timed perfectly for Christmas, owning one shows both a generous heart and impeccable taste.

What better way to donate £45 to SFTS?

These make a great gift for someone you know, and an even better gift for someone you don’t.

Each beautiful poster costs £45.

Pay per poster to (no gift aid applicable)
Or by bank transfer to sfts 20-74-09 60263249

Make sure to reference your name and poster on payment, then email us at and we’ll arrange delivery.

Our very own World Record Holder!

Forget Mad Max, we’ve got Mad Mike:

Michael Mercer, great friend of SFTS, has recently become a Guinness World Record holder, all in aid of the shelter. Against all better judgement, he accepted the challenge to complete the London Marathon (all 26.2miles!) wearing a sleeping bag.  We’re very proud of him completing the course in 4 hours 20 minutes and raising over two thousand pounds.  If anyone else would like to do something equally daredevil, please contact us at SFTS Record Breakers HQ

Hackney Half Marathon

Our Hackney Half Marathon Superstars.  Team SFTS SMASHED IT this year and raised over eight thousand pounds. We counted them out and we counted them all back in. Lots of sore knees but no serious injuries – phew! Magnificent effort guys!

Guest stories: Ayoke

Meet Ajoke, one of our former guests. When Ajoke joined us, she had been rescued from sex trafficking. We provided a safe, caring environment in which to sleep and, as our guest, we supported her through her pregnancy and secured legal representation for her, which enabled her to gain leave to remain. She recently moved into her own flat but visits regularly – mother and baby are doing well.

Fyfe Dangerfield to open Shelter from the Storm photography exhibition: 28 November

Shelter from the Storm, together with Mother, present a night of great music on 28 November to launch a unique photography show exploring the reach of homelessness in London.

Fyfe Dangerfield, talented singer-songwriter and lead singer of the Guillemots, will be playing an intimate music set in aid of Shelter from the Storm from 6.30pm to 10.00pm on 298 November at Downstairs at Mother (tickets available here).

This will mark the official opening of a unique photography exhibition, which features a series of portrait photographs of residents at Shelter from the Storm, a night shelter in North London. The photographs will shock many viewers, as they are the antithesis of the gritty images of rough sleepers with which we are bombarded in the run up to Christmas. They show a diverse group of people, many of them young, bright and beautiful, exploring the reach of the problem in the capital. Many of them have jobs, or are desperately seeking work, and simply cannot afford the capitals rising rent prices.

The photographs are the work of local photographer, Rosie Holtom, who has volunteered at Shelter from the Storm for four years. “Working at the shelter completely shattered my preconceptions of homelessness. I have met some fascinating people from all kinds of backgrounds, with incredible life stories. I wanted to take simple portraits that showed these proud, brave people for what they are without focussing on their homelessness.”

Tickets for the opening event at Downstairs at Mother, 10 Redchurch Street, London, E2 7DD are available for £20 online here – all money raised will go to the shelter. The photography exhibition will run from 24 November to 3 December 2013

You’re invited to our annual fundraising dinner and art auction

Geetie_SinghGet your tickets now to Shelter from the Storm’s Annual Fundraising Dinner and Art Auction on Tuesday 19 November at the Duke of Cambridge Organic Pub in Islington.

The Duke Of Cambridge Organic Pub is famous for its exquisite organic food and drink, seasonal, carefully sourced from independent producers, whilst keeping the environmental impact as low as possible. The evening will begin with a champagne reception at 6.30pm, then at 7pm Geetie Singh MBE and her team will be serving a delicious three course organic feast accompanied by the finest organic wine.

Your host on the evening is the inimitable Hardeep Singh Kohli, comedian and broadcaster, who will act as auctioneer for the second portion of the evening.After dinner you will have the opportunity to hear from the founders of Shelter from the Storm and a short film about the shelter will be screened. Desert and coffee will be served and then the most exciting portion of the evening kicks off when you will have the opportunity bid on unique works of art donated to the shelter by internationally acclaimed artists. All the money raised will go directly to helping us keep the shelter up and running. Follow this link to book your tickets.

We heart fundraisers: September

The following people are putting the fun into fundraising and helping us raise some much needed funds for the shelter: heroes

Graham Coxon to headline our spring party

Shelter from the Storm and Downstairs at Mother present an evening of exquisite music, featuring a 30 minute solo acoustic set from one of Britain’s best loved songwriters, Graham Coxon.
We are absolutely thrilled to have the support of musical hero and local resident Graham Coxon. Graham’s career began in the 1990s as the guitarist and co-writer in the Blur, achieving international success. Graham’s 8th solo record ‘A&E’ was released last year to widespread critical acclaim.
In support will be one of the country’s best and youngest talents, the incredible Denai Moore, and to start the party we have performances from the Cable Street open mic collective. To round us off we’ll be playing some rock and roll on the wheels of steel till they kick us out and it’s time to go home.
Not only that, we have that talented and fabulous Nail Something crew who’ll be coming down to paint the town – and your nails – red (or whatever colour or design you wish) for a small fee that will go directly to the shelter. Nail Something is a creative nail art business that draws inspiration from fashion, beauty and fine art to create amazing nail art – check out their website to find out more.
By attending this event you will not only experience incredible performances and artwork, but every penny of the ticket price – just £20 – and any money spent in the bar will go directly to the shelter To put it in perspective, every £10 provides a warm bed and food for one person for one night.
Visit our Facebook event page to say you’re attending – and invite your friends too!