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Sarah Lamptey

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raised of £10,000 target by 127 supporters

Weʼre raising £10,000 to launch the first ShowerBoxes, to enhance the lives of the homeless.

London, UK

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ShowerBox was borne out of the human need to feel good and lead a safe life.

I’m Sarah Lamptey, a volunteer for various homeless organisations. During a conversation I had with a guest at a winter shelter last year, I was told of the need for showering facilities in London, as they have in other parts of the world. Indeed, as they used to have here.

The relative simplicity of it baffled the brain. Why don't these exist already? Through my article published by the Huffington Post in July 2018 (link on my website: and all the meetings and research since, I’ve realised the magnitude of power that these showers will bring to so many.

Being powerless to maintain personal hygiene compromises mental and physical well-being, exacerbating feelings of inadequacy and ensuring the lack of motivation and confidence needed to create positive change. If that wasn’t enough, the spread of preventable, debilitating disease costs the NHS millions each year.

I started a petition to raise awareness and spoke to the London Mayor’s Office, who say they plan to support existing day centres. But there are numerous reasons why the centres are not able to be fully effective for all. They do incredible work with what they have, but space and resources are for the most part limited. They are not open all day and every day and some people living on the streets are battling addictions, meaning that certain environments worsen this harshest of challenges. And so on. So I decided to start them myself.

Each week brings new meetings with new people who are offering to help in a small or a large way. I am now converting the first trailer, which I bought using some of the funds raised here! And then I will keep fundraising to obtain the second!

Thank you!

Sarah x

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  • Sarah Lamptey4 months ago
    Sarah Lamptey

    Sarah Lamptey

    4 months ago

    Thanks to all your amazing donations, ShowerBox now has a trailer, a container, and a towing vehicle!!! The trailer has thus far served shelters - now it will be on the road in London to help as many people as possible, at homeless services and on side roads! The container is being converted as I type, by generous volunteers and using the funds you have so kindly given!! The next step? More! HUGE LOVE!

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  • Sarah Lamptey11 months ago
    Sarah Lamptey

    Sarah Lamptey

    11 months ago

    Dear supporters, I thank you a million times over! After a successful stay at the Glass House shelter, tomorrow the trailer will make its journey to New Cross, at St Mungo's, where it will live and be taken out to services in South, South-East and East London. Now, thanks to you all, I have enough money to put plans in place for a second trailer! Which is incredible! A second trailer means I can cover more of London. A MASSIVE THANK YOU again for donating!!!! All the love, Sarah <3

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  • Sarah Lamptey1 year ago
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    Sarah Lamptey

    1 year ago

    Last week, ShowerBox made The Big Issue's Top 100 Change Makers list! Which was so encouraging and strengthening, along with all of your support, of course! The ShowerBox is waiting to be used by its second home, at a winter shelter on Hornsey Road, opening a week on Monday. Some of the funds raised here have gone to insurance (material and public liability) for the year - £500 alone! A substantial expense, but of course, an important one. I'm looking for a gas sponsor so that I can reserve funds and put them towards trailer number two! <3

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  • Barbara Xella

    Barbara Xella

    Dec 27, 2019

    I would love to create the same project in Oxford, I have always thought about it. I hope it will work for you!!


  • Mark Carver

    Mark Carver

    Dec 25, 2019

    Hope my little contribution helps. Thank you for the good work you’re doing xx


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    Jane Mak

    Dec 23, 2019


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    XECO Clothing

    Dec 5, 2019

    Great Idea Keep Up The Good Work 💚

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Sarah Lamptey

Sarah Lamptey

London, UK

I’m Sarah, a volunteer for homeless orgs. During a talk I had with a guest at a shelter last year, I was told of the need for showers in London, as they have in other parts of the world. Water is a restorative human requirement which must be accessible to all.

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