Jo Emery who volunteers at Open Door, has written a play -Rough Sleeper. Jo was inspired to write the play whilst volunteering at Open Door. The play can be seen at Maltings Art Theatre from Thursday, January 23rd to Saturday 25th. Jo said: “ The play is a...

Aylett Nurseries provide Open Door with a Christmas Tree each year, which service users enjoy decorating. Volunteer Co-ordinator Open Door Sarah Chambers said: “A Christmas tree can really make a difference. We’re fortunate to work with Aylett Nurseries who year on year provide Open Door with a...

  James Nelson is a man with a remarkable story. He spent much of his adult life as a homeless alcoholic until a near death experience in 1972 caused him to sober up. James’ autobiography ‘No More Walls’ was first published in 1978, and he has now kindly...

On Wednesday 14th August, one of our volunteers Doretta Hogan held a ‘Leftover Luxuries’ jumble sale at her home in St Albans. The event was bustling with friends, neighbours and family to help raise vital funds for Open Door and to find leftover luxuries. It was a...

On Saturday 7 April our trustees were in Market Place on St Peters Street, promoting the Open Door Charity. The stall helped spread awareness of what we do, and our future plans. Lots of people stopped for a chat, and several signed up as new volunteers. ...

Lush customer Fee Doubleday (left), Open Door’s Chair Kerry Pollard and Lush’s store supervisor Holly Sterrett (right). In June 2018 customers visiting the Lush cosmetics store in St Albans’ Maltings shopping precinct helped raise over £200 by buying special pots of hand-made body cream. Open Door’s Chair, former St Albans...