Become a Friend

Four Good Reasons to be a Friend of The Connection

Homelessness is on the increase. By joining us Friends make a commitment to supporting London’s busiest homelessness charity, offering support and advice to rough sleepers with the aim of helping them away from the streets. This is more than a one off donation. It is offering continuing support.

Knowledge and Understanding
We can inform Friends further on the issue of homelessness and its complex causes. Friends can learn how the Connection works, what it costs and why fundraising is so important in the absence of serious government support. They will also have the opportunity to hear the Connection’s staff talk about their experience, their work and what a difference it makes. Friends can come to the Connection and see how it functions.

Help Directly
We encourage Friends to contact Streetlink ( if they see homeless people, which enables local services to get in touch with them and offer them the help they need. Friends can also fundraise locally – we can help with materials and ideas – and campaign about the challenge of homelessness. Friends will be able to talk knowledgeably to their friends about the issues and spread understanding and concern, encouraging them to join us. We offer the annual Guy Mason Award for a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the Friends.

Meet Like-Minded People
We hold regular events for Friends, including talks, concerts and carol singing at Christmas. Some of these are fundraising events but all bring together likeminded people who share the same concerns. Once a year we hold Friends’ Day at the Connection to review our work and that of the Connection itself. Join us!

It costs only £15 a year (though you are welcome to donate more).

There are several ways to become a Friend; bank transfer, cheque, standing order or online donation. To pay online, please complete the form at the bottom of this page. To set up a Standing Order, please download, complete and the Standing Order form here and give to your bank. If you pay by cheque or bank transfer please download, complete and return an Application Form here to ‘Friends of the Connection’, 12 Adelaide Place, London WC2N 4HW or email

Bank Details
Sort Code: 40-02-08
Account No: 81331086

IBAN: GB39HBUK40020881331086

Subscription Rates:
UK Individual/Couple £15
Non-UK Individual/Couple £20
Corporate £40

We will only use your personal details in the ways you have consented to. We will not pass your details on to any other organisation except our sister charity The Connection at St Martin’s. Please see our Privacy Policy for more detail, at