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GWNS AGM

You are welcome to join us on Thursday 16 September at our Annual General Meeting where we will be reflecting on the year that’s been and updating on what’s to come. The meeting will be held at Christ Church East Greenwich at 8.15pm.

Please note that we will be holding an open day once we are in the building which will give a better sense of how we will run this winter season which all volunteers will be personally invited to, however you are of course more than welcome to join the AGM!

St Michael’s Art Gallery donation

St Michael’s Art Gallery donation

A massive thank you St Michael’s Art Gallery (SMAG) for their very generous donation of £1000 to Greenwich Winter Night Shelter. The money will help support renovation works for this winter season which is fast approaching! SMAG is run by … Read more...
July Newsletter

July Newsletter

This is a brief update to let you know that we believe we are very close to securing a building for this year’s winter night shelter! We’re very excited that we will be able to open our doors this winter … Read more...
June Newsletter

June Newsletter

Hi everyone! Welcome to the first in what will be a regular series of newsletters to keep you updated on Greenwich Winter Night Shelter. It’s been an extraordinary and challenging year for everyone, but we are looking forward to reopening … Read more...
GWNS Food Project

GWNS Food Project

Over the past six winters, GWNS has provided a safe and welcome refuge to homeless people over some of the coldest months of the year. However, as a result of the pandemic, we are sadly not able to offer accommodation … Read more...
Favourite Recipes to Feed a Crowd or Friends, illustrated by Amabel Barlow

Favourite Recipes to Feed a Crowd or Friends, illustrated by Amabel Barlow

A beautifully illustrated recipe book is for sale at £10 from the charity to support our fundraising efforts in 2020/1. What a year we have all had and this recipe book will help the charity raise much needed funds to … Read more...
GWNS presented with special award from the Royal Borough of Greenwich

GWNS presented with special award from the Royal Borough of Greenwich

We are pleased to let you know that Greenwich Winter Night Shelter won the Leader’s Special Civic Award as part of the Royal Greenwich Civic Awards 2020. The certificate with which GWNS Trustees were presented explained that the award ‘is … Read more...
Independent review

Independent review

To help continue the excellent work done in the Shelter, the Trustees commissioned an independent review into the workings of the Shelter. The reviewer, Emma Neill, spoke to many people involved with the Shelter and was very positive in her … Read more...
Annual report

Annual report

The 2019-20 Shelter – our sixth year – was a busy one, with hundreds of volunteers giving their time and energy to support dozens of guests. We opened our doors to homeless guests from November 2019 to March 2020 and … Read more...
Shelter update

Shelter update

The Trustees of the GWNS met last night and, following the most recent Government advice, made the difficult decision to close the shelter two weeks earlier than planned on the morning of Thursday 19th March. Please be reassured that GWNS … Read more...