Royals cook lunch and pack supplies at homelessness project

A WOKING charity supporting the homeless welcomed a visit from the Earl and Countess of Wessex last week. Their Royal Highnesses joined volunteers at York Road Project’s temporary facility at the HG... Read more »

Seed kit gifts to promote wellbeing

WOKING’S homeless will be growing sunflowers next month, thanks to the latest donation to York Road Project from Woking District Rotary Club. Thirty-five packs containing everything needed to “Grow Me, Be Happy”... Read more »

People caring for homeless “should get COVID jab priority”

THE York Road Project has appealed to the government to treat people working with the homeless as a priority group for coronavirus vaccines after several of its workers tested positive. The Woking... Read more »

Volunteers still available to offer a helping hand to those in need

THE work of community volunteers has continued through the third pandemic lockdown with more than 130 pairs of socks donated to the homeless in Woking and a mass leaflet drop in Horsell... Read more »

Countess of Wessex lends a helping hand

THE Countess of Wessex joined staff and volunteers at Woking’s York Road Project to help pack goody bags for clients in the run-up to Christmas. The charity, which provides support and accommodation... Read more »

Double boost for homeless charity from sleepover event

A BIG Sleep In event has raised more than £2,000 for the Woking homelessness charity York Road Project. The coronavirus-compliant version of the YRP Big Sleep Out has also led to a... Read more »

Support homelessness charity with tonight’s Big Sleep In

WOKING residents are being invited to take part in a Big Sleep In at their homes to support the homelessness charity York Road Project tonight. YRP usually holds a Big Sleep Out... Read more »

Evacuation after fire breaks out in hotel

HOMELESS people were safely evacuated from their temporary accommodation in a hotel after a fire broke out in one of the bedrooms on Sunday afternoon (18 October). The blaze started in an... Read more »

Homelessness project makes appeal for harvest donations

THE York Road Project has launched its annual Harvest campaign for donations of clothes and other items and has added a scheme for financial donations to be made by text message. A... Read more »

Pandemic leads to rise in homelessness

THE COVID-19 pandemic has created more homelessness with changing circumstances forcing people onto the streets, says the York Road Project. Cath Stamper, the chief executive of the Woking charity, said around 20... Read more »