Every Sunday afternoon from September through to mid-July (pandemics notwithstanding), St Mildred’s hosts the Drop-In for homeless and needy guests. During September, October and April- July, the sessions run from 1-3pm. From the beginning of November until Easter the sessions run from 1-6pm.
At the Drop-In they are able to provide showers, haircuts, second-hand clothing, new underwear, toiletries, snacks and drinks, a film, peace and quiet, board games, reading material and social interaction. The Drop-In receives up to 70 guests every Sunday.
Jane is one of a team of 40 volunteers that share the workload necessary to provide this vital service to those less fortunate than ourselves in Addiscombe. Jane cooks a mean chicken & sweet potato curry, at home before taking it into the drop-in, at least once a month and can usually be found serving and clearing what can sometimes be the only hot meal the guests have in a week.
They are always on the lookout for more volunteers and for more contributions, so if you can help, please get in touch. Contributions can be in the form of clothing, toiletries and even old towels (still in good condition please) if you aren’t able to donate your time.