Bermondsey and Old Southwark MP Neil Coyle slept out in the cold last week to highlight the “growing problem of homelessness” in London with the Robes Project.
The Robes Project is a local charity which supports homeless people across the boroughs of Southwark and Lambeth by offering a safe, warm place to sleep as well as support and food.
MP Neil is an officer of the All Party Parliamentary Homeless Group, which supported the Homelessness Bill and has worked locally with a range of organisations set up to help homeless people. He slept out last year to help raise money for the Robes Project and is an advocate of homelessness people in Parliament and in the community.
There has been a jump in rough sleeping since 2010, including an elevenfold increase in ex-Forces homeless people in London.
The cost to cover the expansion and running costs of the Robes Project is around £210,000 and the charity relies solely on donations from churches, individuals, business and grants to keep running.
To donate to MP Neil, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Neil-Coyle3