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Ever considered the impact a pair of socks can make?

Come with us and see! We are a group who engage with the homeless in London by cutting through the misconceptions, prejudice and fear that often accompany stereotypes of rough sleepers and other vulnerable groups in the city. We walk, sit and talk with them in a moment of mutual learning and trust, driven by the ethos of unconditional human contact and friendship. . Anyone with an open mind and the willingness to be challenged and step out of their comfort zone can join The Sock Mob!

And a simple pair of socks is all it takes to break the ice.

We meet in small groups, lead by an experienced member (either an organiser or walk leader). We meet every two weeks -  usually on a Tuesday evening, at pre-arranged Central London locations and walk around for about an hour or so. We bring along food, drinks and basic material goods we can to share with homeless people we have got to know over the years, chatting and catching up with their news. The main aim is to listen, talk and forge meaningful links with them in a completely non-judgemental and agenda-free way. Afterwards, members have the option of joining us at a local pub to catch up with others from the different routes and to chat about our experiences.  Occasionally, the RSVPs are closed once our allocations of groups are full, but there is always the following week!

We are not a charity, but an informal group of people with a desire to put humane principles into every day, effective action. We have more information about who we are on the Pages tab of the group here: http://www.meetup.com/thesockmob/about/, so feel free to read more about us there.  We are also a group on Facebook, which members are welcome to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/14461009456...: For any media enquiries, please contact Terry Lloyd in the first instance.


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Welcome, Sock Mob volunteers!

Recent Meetups

  • June 21 · 7:00 PM

    Tuesday Mobbing

    21 Volunteers | 5.00

    Join us on our fortnightly Tuesday Mobbing on the Strand in Central London. We'll be meeting outside McDonald's at 7pm and then divide into 3-4 groups (please visit map... Learn more

  • June 6 · 7:00 PM

    Monday Mobbing

    19 Volunteers | 5.00

    Join us on our fortnightly Mobbing on the Strand in Central London. We'll be meeting outside McDonald's at 7pm and then divide into 3-4 groups (please visit map link... Learn more

  • May 24 · 7:00 PM

    Tuesday Mobbing

    20 Volunteers | 5.00

    Join us on our fortnightly Tuesday Mobbing on the Strand in Central London. We'll be meeting outside McDonald's at 7pm and then divide into 3-4 groups (please visit map... Learn more

  • May 10 · 7:00 PM

    Tuesday Mobbing

    21 Volunteers | 5.00

    Join us on our fortnightly Tuesday Mobbing on the Strand in Central London. We'll be meeting outside McDonald's at 7pm and then divide into 3-4 groups (please visit map... Learn more

  • April 26 · 7:00 PM

    Tuesday Mobbing

    23 Volunteers | 5.00

    Join us on our fortnightly Tuesday Mobbing on the Strand in Central London. We'll be meeting outside McDonald's at 7pm and then divide into 3-4 groups (please visit map... Learn more

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