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Mayday, Mayday! Call for volunteers to help the homeless

Have you ever wondered what to say or do when you encounter a homeless person – if anything? The School’s Community Action Group is running a ‘lunch and learn’ session between 11.45 and 12.45 on Wednesday 1 May (venue to be confirmed) to explore the various ways in which we can lend our support.

We will be joined by three speakers:

  • Andy Palfreyman (pictured above) will share some of his experiences of life on the street. Andy was homeless for 30 years before a chance encounter with a member of the public changed his life forever.  
  • Richard Knight was drawn to a career in the charity sector after a spell in hospitality management. He currently leads and co-ordinates the volunteers at Streetlink, which connects rough sleepers to services that can support them.
  • Jack Bourne, an Associate Director in Advancement at LBS, will talk about his experience as a volunteer with West London Mission and why he feels passionately about supporting the homeless.

If you’d like to attend, please RSVP to Tina Clark by emailing tclark@london.edu to confirm your place.

Lunch will be provided.