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.
We encourage Friends to contact Streetlink (www.streetlink.org.uk) 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).
If you wish to pay by Credit Card or Debit Card, please fill in the online form at the bottom of this page or the details for making a bank transfer are bank transfer are:
Friends of The Connection at St. Martin’s
Sort Code: 40-02-08
Account No: 81331086
To become a Friend
Please either download, complete and return the Application Form here, together with a cheque to Friends of The Connection, 12 Adelaide Street, London WC2N 4HW or complete the online card payment Application Form at the bottom of this page.
If you would like to make a regular donation, such as a Standing Order, please download the standing order form here and complete and send it to Friends of The Connection, 12 Adelaide Street, London WC2N 4HW
UK Individual/Couple £15
Non-UK Individual/Couple £20