Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

Sarah Lamptey

Sarah Lamptey is crowdfunding

0%
£35,952
raised of £45,000 target by 598 supporters

Weʼre raising £45,000 to continue to give showers to those in need. Running in London since 2018 and launching in Birmingham, late in 2022. www.ShowerBox.org

United Kingdom
2 days to go

Don't have time to donate right now?

Story

*NOW RAISING FUNDS TO FINISH CONVERTING OUR SHOWERBOX VAN TO LAUNCH IN BIRMINGHAM, LATE IN 2022*

And SWITCHING TO NEW JUSTGIVING CHARITY PAGE AT END OF NOVEMBER: https://justgiving.com/showerbox

ShowerBox was born 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 a few years ago, 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, so I began to explore this with homeless organisations across the capital.

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.

Following an article exploring this for Huffington Post, I started a petition to raise awareness and spoke to the London Mayor’s Office, who said they planned to support existing day centres. But there are 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. Existing showers cannot meet the demand, 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 wanted to see what I could do to help.

Now, thanks to so many amazing donations, along with wonderful volunteers, I run a converted shower trailer every Saturday from St Giles Church, London, and 45 individuals come to us for showers each session, with twice as many for wellbeing donations.

We are now launching in Birmingham! Volunteers Don Russell and Bruce Loudon have explored and identified the need for showers in Birmingham, and working alongside existing homeless organisations already doing great work in the area, plan to run showers from our converted van, late in 2022.

We need as much as help as possible to make this a reality! Please give what you can, to help us finish converting the van, and take it to the streets.

With huge thanks and love from,

Sarah and the ShowerBox team x

Share this story

Updates

14

  • Sarah Lamptey13 days ago
    Sarah Lamptey

    Sarah Lamptey

    13 days ago

    THANK YOU SO MUCH to all of you who have donated in the past five years since I started ShowerBox! With your help, we have given over ten thousand showers to individuals in need! This year the project became a CIO - Charitable Incorporated Organisation and so we now have a new page on JustGiving: https://justgiving.com/showerbox. At the end of November, we'll use that page for donations. If you are monthly donor, would you please consider switching to donate via the below link? https://checkout.justgiving.com/c/3344498 HUGE THANKS! Sarah x

    Share this update to help us raise more

  • Sarah Lamptey1 year ago
    Sarah Lamptey

    Sarah Lamptey

    1 year ago

    Hi all! We are now launching in Birmingham! Volunteers Don Russell and Bruce Loudon have explored and identified the need for showers in Birmingham, and working alongside existing homeless organisations already doing great work in the area, plan to run showers from a converted van, late in 2021. We need as much as help as possible to make this a reality! Please give what you can, to help us buy and convert the van, and take it to the streets. Sending huge love, Sarah and the SB team x

    Share this update to help us raise more

  • Sarah Lamptey2 years ago
    Sarah Lamptey

    Sarah Lamptey

    2 years ago

    Hello amazing supporters of ShowerBox! With your help, we have been able to give thousands of showers since we began! As the months got colder last year, we began to give hot drinks alongside the toiletries and other essential donations. We make sure that all our guests have new underwear to change into, as a very minimum, after every shower they have with us. We support far more besides, who visit us also for the community we have been able to engender, with your vital help. Thank you SO MUCH! <3

    Share this update to help us raise more

4 years ago

Sarah Lamptey started crowdfunding

Leave a message of support

Page last updated on: 11/28/2022 14.41

Supporters

598

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 28, 2022

    £20.00

  • Elizabeth Perry

    Elizabeth Perry

    Nov 26, 2022

    £15.00

  • Greg Campbell

    Greg Campbell

    Nov 26, 2022

    £30.00

  • Jon Gooding

    Jon Gooding

    Nov 18, 2022

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 8, 2022

  • Paul Milner

    Paul Milner

    Nov 5, 2022

    £50.00

  • Simon Haines

    Simon Haines

    Nov 1, 2022

    £10.00

Sarah Lamptey

Become a supporter

Help Sarah Lamptey raise more

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.

The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.

About the fundraiser
Sarah Lamptey

Sarah Lamptey

United Kingdom

I’m Sarah, the founder of ShowerBox. During a talk I had with a guest at a shelter a few years ago, I was told of the need for showers in London - and ShowerBox was born! The project is now 5 years old, and needs funds to continue and expand to Birmingham!

Report this Page