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Throughout May, I aim to ride my bike for Open Door, St Albans. I aim to ride 80km. I don’t really cycle much but I was inspired to help people without a home after reading Onjali Q. Raufs THE NIGHT BUS HERO. This is a book telling us that everyone can be a hero, but mostly telling a story about homelessness. At the end of the book, the author told a real-life heart touching story that her book was based on. This story almost had me in tears....

This Winter 2020/21 we are working with St Albans District Council and other partners to support anyone who finds themselves rough sleeping. In previous years, The Winter Beds Project operated from Trinity Church and utilised a communal space for our guests to sleep in. As a......

Will you brave the cold to help the homeless? Join Open Door for the St Albans Sleepout – come and brave the cold and help a homeless person keep warm....

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......

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......

In November 2019 Christmas tree retailer Pines and Needles offered Open Door a free tree for the Night Shelter. One of our wonderful volunteers kindly offered to collect the tree for us, and our service users had a great time decorating it. This is a......

Open Door Volunteers were recently given the opportunity to attend the Tesco Community Cookery School with Jamie Oliver. The aim of the programme is to teach over 1,000 community cooks how best to use surplus food donations to help stop good food going to waste.......

  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......