Monday mobbing

  • February 25, 2013 · 7:00 PM

Hi Lovely people,

it's the last Monday of the month (yay!) so why not join us for a wander around Central London, along one of our regular routes?  On the way we'll be meeting and chatting to our street friends, giving out socks, blankets and other stuff while getting to know any newcomers, both mobbing and on the street.   After an hour or so we'll retire to a local pub for a drink and a chat.

The Sock Mob will start at 7pm - the areas we'd like to cover are:

Old Street - Meet by the bottom of exit 2 in front of the bank of phones

Strand - meet by McDonald's just along from Charing Cross tube on the Strand

Waterloo - meet outside McDonald's on the lowest level of the station concourse i.e. the Waterloo Road level

Victoria - meet outside the large WH Smiths opposite the flower stall in the centre of the station concourse

Piccadilly - Meet outside Boots at Piccadilly Circus

Please state your preferred area when you select 'I'm going', and if possible, which 2 areas (in case we don't have enough sign ups for one of your choices) you'd prefer to go to and I'll do my best to put you in your preferred area. Feel free to suggest other areas as well as those listed!

A couple of FAQs:

Do I need to bring anything with me?
An open mind & a willingness to chat to the homeless people we meet along the way is all that's required; however, items such as food, books, toiletries and warm clothing are always appreciated.  If you bring food, please avoid 'hard' foods, like apples, as many of our street friends have dental problems that mean they can only manage softer items.

Can I choose which area I go to?
Sure - please mention when you select 'I'm going' which 2 areas you'd prefer to go to and I'll do my best to put you in your preferred area.

I've never done this before...
No worries: mention in the comment box that appears when you select 'I'm going' that you're new to The Sock mob. However, there is always an experienced walk leader/organiser on each route, along with regular mobbers, so there will always be someone who knows the people and the route!  New mobbers are welcome to email any of the organisers with any questions or you can call me on[masked]with any questions you may have.

For further information about the Sock Mob click on the pages tab above for more FAQs.

I'll post details of who is where & the pub details closer to the day.

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  • Tim_M

    Hi, looking forward to coming. I've never done this before. In terms of area, Waterloo and Victoria are the easiest to reach.

    February 25, 2013

  • Kieran

    Sorry Maggie, Can't make Monday night now. Have a good one, see you all soon.

    Kieran

    February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Waterloo please :)

    February 24, 2013

  • Jon W

    Anywhere apart from Old Street - Strand preferred

    February 24, 2013

  • Lesley D.

    I am OK to be in charge of Victoria or Waterloo if you are short on leaders (not really confident about any other areas tho')

    February 24, 2013

  • Mike

    strand or dilly pls

    February 23, 2013

  • Christopher M.

    Hi everyone, this will be my first time. Waterloo would be best for me, followed by Victoria.

    February 22, 2013

  • Emily

    Hi peeps, I don't think I can make Monday but for anyone heading to The Strand we met a guy called Peter last night in the doorway of a bar on the corner of Adelaide Street who really needs a blanket or a sleeping bag. He's very shy and has only been on the street for a week so will probably be quite reticent at first approach if you manage to find him. Also if anyone comes across Mia on Charing Cross Road can you let her know I've informed St Mungos outreach team of her so they should be coming to see her.

    February 22, 2013

  • Kieran

    Don't mind which location

    February 20, 2013

  • Ramona

    Waterloo or Victoria please.

    February 14, 2013

  • Lesley D.

    Waterloo or Victoria if possible (any others OK other than Old St)

    February 6, 2013

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