Drop in manager Gary strode into our office this morning and declared his need for sleeping bags. Any sleeping bags – if they’re thin ones, he gives people two

It’s easy to understand the difference a sleeping bag can make if you’re facing a night in a doorway or on a bench. The cold weather that we’ve dodged til so late in the season is finally here. Just a few minutes putting the bins out in last night’s foggy cold made me appreciate ducking back into the warmth of our home. 

Perhaps a mental inventory of your loft or off-season camping kit will reveal a sleeping bag that’s surplus to requirements or due for an upgrade? Or maybe you could pick up a cheap one for a person who really needs it tonight, and over the coming months?

Please take any sleeping bags you can spare to one of our charity shops where they’ll be collected and given out at our drop in. You can be sure that they will be well used and much appreciated.


SCT Charity shops:

Aldgate East
27 Whitechapel Road
London E1 1DU
020 7377 9893
Open Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am- 5pm

670-672 Leytonstone High Road
London E11 3AA
020 8556 2777
Open Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm

Watney Market
34/36 Watney Market
London E1 2PR
020 7791 0200
Open Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm

Chrisp Street Market
12 Market Way
London E14 6AH
020 7538 8442
Open Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm

Barking Road
152 Barking Road
London E16 1EN
020 7511 6646
Open Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm

Roman Road
589/591 Roman Road
London E3 2RW
020 8981 1771
Open Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm

Bethnal Green
385 Bethnal Green Road
London E2 0AN
020 7613 0363
Open Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm