The mid-week Mob Day

  • September 11, 2013 · 7:00 PM

Hi Lovely people, it's 'Hump Day', so why not join us for a wander around Central London this Wednesday along one of our regular routes?  On the way we'll be meeting and chatting to our street friends, giving out socks and stuff while getting to know any newcomers, both mobbing and on the street. Please state two preferred areas when you select 'I'm going' in case we don't have enough people to cover your first choice. 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, so please arrive at the  meeting point at 6.50pm - the areas we'd like to cover (in order of which ones will be covered first if there are fewer signed up) are:

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

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

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

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

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? Definitely - please mention, when you select 'I'm going' which two areas you'd prefer to go to in case we don't have enough people to cover your first choice.

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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  • Laura

    Lesley was a great leader. I am glad that I came, and I hope that I can help more in future.

    September 12, 2013

  • Mujammil

    A humbling experience. Thanks.

    September 11, 2013

  • Jaz

    It was lovely to be back out Mobbing again. Makes me realise how much I missed doing it! See you all next week too, with plenty of soup and bread :) X

    September 11, 2013

  • LJ

    Sorry can no longer make it. :( Have a great mob!

    September 11, 2013

  • Lesley D.

    For Andrew Crowe, Laura and LJ, and if we have any late joiners to the Waterloo group, my number is[masked] (now I just have to ensure my phone is charged up!)

    September 11, 2013

  • Mike

    Hi all
    The strand please

    September 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry wont be able to make it due to change if shifts

    September 10, 2013

  • Mujammil

    I'm new here. Any location is fine by me.

    September 7, 2013

  • Elisabeta I.

    Hello, everyone. This would be my first time out as well, so I have no real preference as to where to go.

    I am looking forward to meeting you all and those you are reaching out to.

    September 6, 2013

  • cafenoire

    Victoria or strand please

    September 6, 2013

  • Andrew C.

    I'd like Strand or Waterloo please

    September 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    another newbee :) I'll come to any location, whatever works best for everyone else.

    September 1, 2013

  • Laura

    I'm new to The Sock Mob. so I don't mind which location.

    August 27, 2013

  • Lesley D.

    Victoria (or Waterloo if it is happening) pls

    August 18, 2013

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Our Sponsors

  • St Paul's Bow Common

    Kind donations of socks and money and an incredible space for us to use!

  • The Kindness Offensive

    Socks, blankets, food, fun and extreme kindness!

  • The Alexandra Trust

    Generous donations!

  • Stephen Hawking School

    The love and support of London's young people!

  • Lush

    25kg of delicious smelling soap, shower gel and shampoo!

  • Snugpak

    Generously discounted, high-quality sleeping bags for street friends

  • City Year London

    Socks and toiletries!

  • Charity Buddies

    Spreading the word and posting more lovely mobbers our way!

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