Sadly today’s will be the last where Glass Door is part of this project. They have been instrumental in getting it off the ground. A huge thank you Melissa, Matt, Desmond and Stuart for making it happen.
On a happy note a bus driver stopped and gave our team £60. He says he sees our team each day and wanted to contribute to our effect. Compassion and unity is out there.
Each day the situation is getting more desperate. It is tragic to meet these souls who have spent years in treatment, rehab and so on. All their hard work is being smashed into a thousand pieces these days – the story below is an example.
“A guy James (and his friend), we made them hot drinks after getting milk from Sainsburys but James refused food. He was really agitated. He had said they had found a place for them to stay off their own back but they need £25 upfront and he was £13 short. He was very angry and said the system doesn’t care about them and that he will probably lose the place if he didn’t secure the money and said he would be better off slitting his throat 🙁
The guy he was with he said he hardly sleeps as he watches over James to make sure he doesn’t kill himself. He said it took him 3 years to battle with his mental health and not commit suicide but now feels he has nothing to live for. He said he’s even tried getting arrested but the police won’t touch him. He wants to be able to have a wash, his socks are stuck to his feet, he’s covered in lice and his whole body is itching.”
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Today is a busier day than usual for us:
- The storytelling team is finalising the first pieces of video content…they have been working really hard in the background on Franc’s material from the streets.
- Our stock and packing facilities are moving form Chelsea Methodist Church to The Punjab restaurant
- The Guardian newspaper will be out with our Embankment/Soho tonight