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Sarah Lamptey

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raised of £15,000 target by 216 supporters

Weʼre raising £15,000 to keep ShowerBox going, to enhance the lives of the homeless. www.ShowerBox.org

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 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.

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: www.showerbox.org) 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.

Now, along with wonderful volunteers, I run a converted shower trailer every Saturday from St Giles Church, London, and 25 individuals come to us for showers each session.

Without JustGiving and all the incredibly generous donations, this would not be possible. Thank you so much!

Sarah x

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  • Sarah Lamptey2 months ago
    Sarah Lamptey

    Sarah Lamptey

    2 months ago

    I am now on a new fundraising drive to keep the project running. Myself and my SERIOUSLY WONDERFUL volunteers have around 25 individuals who shower each session with us at St Giles Church in London, and each week I receive requests to bring showers to different parts of London and other parts of the country. Only, I've need the project to steadily and solidly walk before it can run! <3

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  • Sarah Lamptey2 months ago
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    Sarah Lamptey

    2 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    INCREDIBLY!!! ShowerBox​ has hit the £10k target! All through donations!!!! Thank you so much to everyone who has donated! The project has also received a £5k grant, and with the funds raised we have bought and updated a shower trailer, bought a Jeep to tow it around, bought a container for box number two and bought gas, fuel, insurance, toiletries, items of clothing and more in the past 20 months! THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

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  • Sarah Lamptey3 months ago
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    Sarah Lamptey

    3 months ago

    Hello all you wonderful ShowerBox supporters! I wanted to thank you again for your support and to say that we are giving showers each week, to between 20-25 individuals. The number is growing and we are working to offer more showers in more spots, in the capital and beyond. I so hope that you are all managing as best you can, in this maddest of years. All the love, Sarah and the ShowerBox team XXX

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Page last updated on: 10/25/2020 17.54

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216

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 25, 2020

    £30.00

  • C Wilton

    C Wilton

    Oct 25, 2020

    £20.00

  • Josh Dominguez

    Josh Dominguez

    Oct 24, 2020

    An excellent cause; keep up your hard work!

    £40.00

  • Lynn

    Lynn

    Oct 23, 2020

    Met you a couple of weeks ago and I think what you are doing is amazing. I’ll be sharing this with friends and supporting monthly.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 23, 2020

  • Paula Wedge

    Paula Wedge

    Oct 16, 2020

    Sarah you are amazing! There should be more people like you in the world. I cant afford much due to the tough times we are all having however I hope this little bit helps.

    £10.00

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    Anonymous

    Oct 15, 2020

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Sarah Lamptey

Sarah Lamptey

London, UK

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 almost two years old, and needs funds to keep going! More info at: www.showerbox.org

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