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Please help Streetlytes support the homeless across West London this winter. Over the past few months, demand at our drop in has increased hugely, and without additional funding for this winter we won't be able to continue to meet this need. Please donate to our winter appeal

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Streetlytes supports the poor and homeless. We offer kind and practical support to our homeless friends in need, guiding them back onto the road to recovery. Many of our own volunteers have faced these issues themselves and therefore understand fully the needs of our clients. 

Every month our volunteers provide over 600 people with a three course hot meal, access to free clothes, sleeping bags, supplies, medical care, advice and support. We do all this for less than £3 per person.

We currently operate an evening drop-in in Shepherds Bush in London, which offer a three course meal, entertainment and friendship to anyone homeless or vulnerably housed. We are always looking for new guests and volunteers - find addresses and opening times for our drop-ins here.  


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We need your help to broaden our reach of essential services by implementing Night Drop In Centres throughout London in partnership with English Housing Churches Concern. We engage rough sleepers, ex-offenders, addicts, alcoholics and ex-servicemen and find ways to house as many people as we can with our partners. Your donation will continue our work through our existing drop in centres as well as establishing new centres across the most vulnerable parts of London and we appreciate every penny.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to donate any warm clothes or your time - we would be delighted to hear from you.

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Our thanks to our fantastic supporters

"For us, retailing is about more than quality products and great service. It's also about supporting and helping the communities where we work, and being a good neighbour. We aim for our stores to be at the heart of the communities they serve.

Our colleagues like to give something back to their community, which is why we run our local Charity of the Year and Local Hereoes schemes, to help them support local good causes.

We also have a part to play in the wider community, which is why our Ladbroke Grove store is proud to to support local community charity, Streetlytes, through our Food Donations Programme. I am sure that this feeding programme will prove to be of great benefit to those in the London areas where they provide this much needed service."

Yvette Philbert, PR Ambassador
Sainsbury's Ladbroke Grove

At EMI we want our company to have positive impact through the way we manage our business and the wider role we play in society. Within our own operations, we work hard to understand the expectations of different stakeholders and demonstrate responsible business practices.

Issues that affect our employees and their families, our local communities and our industry drive a culture of charitable giving by EMI and our staff. In the UK we encourage our employees to participate in volunteer roles with our charity partners on the ground, whilst also making in-kind donations - often merchandise - when and where appropriate.

We are delighted to support a charity as worthy as Streetlytes. Our staff have embraced the charity through volunteering and donating clothes and toiletries and we look forward to continuing to build our relationship with this extremely hard working charity.

Firmdale Hotels is committed to working with a specified number of charities per year, one of which will always be within the local community. Firmdale Hotels will offer support through the skills of its employees and the company's own resources. The chosen local charity will benefit from the direct involvement of Firmdale Hotels employees who will undertake a day of charitable work. This allows the employees to see the impact of their involvement.

We are delighted to support STREETLYTES, a charity that reaches out to the poor and homeless in central and west London, providing hot food, clothing and blankets on a weekly basis. Firmdale Hotels have undertaken clothing drives, donated hygiene kits and bedding and volunteered employees for evening soup kitchens.

Reed Business Infomation UK (RBI) is dedicated to playing a positive role in our local and global communities, primarily through employee involvement. Our central focus is education for disadvantaged young people and community initiatives of importance to local employees. We have been working with Streetlytes for 3 years raising money, collecting food and clothing and helping to fund their Drug Awareness workshops. We have been very impressed by the results they have achieved and look forward to continuing our support.

We are Christians tackling poverty together in England.

Our aim is to increase the passion within the Church for the poor and marginalised in this country and to make the Church's response more effective and our vision is for every church, in every community, tackling poverty together by giving time, money, action and prayer. We need people to join us now and each year we support over 300 church and Christian projects tackling poverty.

Our values
- We recognise the inherent worth of every human being - all are made in the image of God.
- We believe in a person-centred approach - building relationships for the long term.
- We value local action by local people.
- We embrace the difficult and demanding - people and places.

We are delighted to support the work of Streetlytes

Vivid Associates is an award-winning, cutting edge design agency, which has been established for over 20 years. We pride ourselves on our highly skilled creative team and our commitment to deliver cost-effective, multi-media design solutions.

Creativity is at the heart of what we do and we aim to provide our clients with a friendly, "can do" service across all media. We love what we do and we believe that working collaboratively with our clients delivers quality design work and helps us to understand their product, markets and goals.

Streetlytes is a very worthy cause that we are delighted to support.

Holy Trinity is just to the SW of the Royal Albert Hall. Sunday 11 a.m. Services use the BCP (Book of Common Prayer) of 1662 and the King James Bible.

Sunday visitors can usually find space at the table to enjoy our convivial hot lunches, on the 2nd Sunday of each month. (Notice of attendance is helpful to the chefs: 020 7581 3493). Others prefer to find a corner of this spacious building for some quiet contemplation, or to briefly walk around and sign the visitor's book when it is open during the week.

Weekday opening: Wednesday 1pm - 4pm, Sunday 9.30am - 12.45 Particular opening times (morning & evening) are easily arranged: Call 0207 581 3493

We are delighted and proud to be supporting the work of Streetlytes.

GAIL’s is a celebration of bread. We revel in the art of honest breadmaking, using no artificial flavourings, colourings or preservatives.

But we are not just a shop on a High Street – we’re part of the local scene. We make friends with the customers that we see every day and are here for them to provide bread, morning coffee, afternoon tea, conversation or a quiet hiatus.

Being part of a community is important to us, and that’s why we are so pleased to be donating food leftover at the end of the day to Streetlytes, who provide a fantastic drop in centre near our Notting Hill shop, and will continue to support them as they grow.

Whole Foods Market is the world leader in natural and organic food, selling the highest quality products. Our producers share our commitment to great tasting food that is fresh, wholesome and safe to eat. We seek out and promote organically grown foods, as well as feature foods that are free of artificial preservatives, colours, flavours, sweeteners and hydrogenated fats.

We are always keen to expand our community outreach, it has been fantastic for us to get to know Streetlytes and to support their vital work in our community. In April 2010 we supported Streetlytes financially with money from one of our 'Charity of the Month' donation drives, and we are now working with them each and every week providing food for their kitchens.

Markel supports a variety of charities and organise a number of events throughout the year. We support local community projects through the direct involvement of employees and provide corporate donations to selective welfare organisations and charitable bodies. We are delighted to support Streetlytes and look forward to getting involved with such a worthwhile cause as well as developing our relationship further through fundraising, volunteering and donations.

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Nicholas Peters are accountants and business growth advisors based in London with offices in Birmingham.

They have developed a reputation as THE accountants that ambitious, growth orientated businesses turn to when they want to take their business to the next level.

Their hands on and proactive approach is reflected in their website that provides many resources that go beyond those offered by a regular firm of accountants.

Visitors to can get to know the firm and it’s philosophy and find plenty of useful advice on how you can make your business more profitable today, easier to run along the way and worth more money when you eventually come to sell it.

You can download a free report: ‘How To Have Your Best Ever Year In Business’ and register for a free workshop: ‘More Results ... Less Time!’

The Lords Group philosophy is based on the fundamental belief that being a strong part of the local community is essential to success. This is evidenced in the way they maintain links with local businesses and seek to support local initiatives and causes.

Over the years Lords have supported a number of charities as well as providing scholarships, and the partnership between Lords and Steetlytes is an obvious one. The first Lords retail unit was established in Westbourne Grove, --- years ago and the business has become an “establishment” itself within the community. Over the years Lords has seen the area develop and progress, and the staff themselves identified Streetlytes and selected it as their charity of choice.

As CEO Shanker Patel says, “Any charity that works towards restoring hope to the destitute by helping them with their immediate needs plus supplying them with opportunities to better their situation in the future will always have our backing” and the Lords Group is very proud to be associated with the Streetlytes charity to help them in achieving these goals.

Streetlytes-UK, 1st Floor (North), Devonshire House, 1 Devonshire Street, London, W1W 5DS | UK Registered Charity No. 1131117 | Limited Company No. 6728672