Hope House, a building that provides accommodation to homeless individuals in St Albans, is under threat.

Run by St Albans homelessness charity, St Albans Action for Homeless, Hope House is currently rented privately and the owners are in the process of selling the site.

St Albans Action for Homeless hope to purchase the site for themselves but need to raise "a substantial deposit".


To kick off the fundraising, the charity has organised a sleepout outside the St Albans branch of M&S in St Peter's Street.

The event will take place from 7pm on September 15 until 5am the next morning.

Six women will take part in the sleepout, including representatives of London Road's The Great Northern pub.

St Albans Action for Homeless co-founder Lynn Dutton told The Herts Advertiser: "We are women of a certain age who need to make a big impact and feel the only way to do this properly is to sleep among our homeless.


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"All we will have is a sleeping bag each, so if it rains we will get wet.

"We will eat at the food run with our friends, the Great Northern pub are cooking and also the landlords are sleeping out with us.

"Our residents in Hope House who once were homeless and slept out in St Albans will also be joining us."

Donations can be made via the charity's JustGiving page, or via bank transfer using the details below:

Metro bank

St Albans action for Homeless