Late in January we were invited to network at The Connection at St Martin’s and around 50 networkers joined us there for a very friendly evening. While we chatted we were able to enjoy wine and tasty fare prepared by the in-house catering team.
We were interested to learn a bit more about the valuable work The Connection do, through displays which tell some of the personal stories of homelessness and how, with the support of the centre, their clients have been able to turn their lives around. Outreach workers from the centre walk the streets of central London every night offering assistance to the homeless and in addition to providing a bed for the night, a hot shower and a satisfying meal the centre also offers on-going support through counselling, housing, careers assistance and even encourage an artistic outlet through various art projects.
There was just time to draw the prize (kindly donated by Fortnum & Mason) and the lucky winners were Nathalie Brossard from The Camden Society and Maggie Black from Maggie Black Productions who each won a food hamper.