Tuesday Mobbing

  • December 3, 2013 · 6:45 PM

Hi Lovely People, why not join us for a wander around Central London this Tuesday 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. 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 - 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 WH Smiths 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

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 essential; 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 07957 725 905 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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  • Asher

    Greetings All,

    If you know it, you will feel it.

    Give thanks Maggie.

    This has made me get off my ass.

    I dont talk I just do.

    So this is what I'll be doing for the group.


    Knitters Down South.

    Would like to invite you to our Something warm for the homeless.

    All we are asking from you is your time in making something.

    We will be

    @

    South Bank

    Royal Festival Hall

    On 5, 6, 10, 11.13 December 2013

    From 11.30 to 1.30

    Sunday 8 December 2013

    From 11.30 to 2.453.00 to 5.45

    Sunday 29 December 2013

    From 3.00 to 5.45

    I'll be in the Green Area with Yarns and Needles knitting away.

    The aim is to make something warm for the homeless, in London.

    So if you are able to pass this on I'll do the rest.

    Really nice meeting all the others see you people all next week.

    1 · December 6

    • Maggie Lee

      Hi Asher, thank you for coming along! Are you joining the Create London group? they're also doing knitting afternoons there for us. I will put the word out via email, in case our keen knitter members don't see this. See you soon x

      1 · December 6

    • Asher

      Greetings my love, I'm a very active member of this group and funny enough I didnt see the shout out. I'll talk to Elly later.

      December 6

  • Jacqueline S

    Thanks for an eye opening evening. Sam was a great guide and a natural with the guys. Good to meet the other newbies as well. Will definitely clear my diary and continue to learn and be rewarded again when I come back from Sydney.

    2 · December 4

    • Maggie Lee

      Thank you for your lovely comment, Jacqueline, sorry I didn't get to see you, but pleased to hear my son looked after you! Have a safe flight, and pass on our best wishes for a Merry Christmas to your brother, and to you, of course. Take care x

      December 4

  • Martyn Lloyd

    Very rewarding evening with some fine new members who really had a passion for helping the homeless

    2 · December 4

  • Maggie Lee

    Victoria group, I'm in plenty of time at the moment, but traffic is very slow, so hold tight if I'm late; I'm definitely on my way :o)

    December 3

  • Maggie Lee

    Hi All,

    here's the who's where tomorrow:

    The Strand:

    Martyn

    Barbara

    Alannah

    Georgia + 1

    Khalid

    Victoria:

    Maggie Anita

    Christian

    Patricia

    Laura

    Waterloo:

    Sam

    Jacqueline

    Shahid

    Clare + 1

    If you are no longer attending, please remove your RSVP as soon as possible, and if it's after midday, please contact your walk leader, too (the first name on your group list, in red on the email). If you are running late, please contact your walk leader as soon as you can, or they may think you're not coming. Afterwards, for anyone who would like to join us, we'll meet at The Lord Moon of the Mall.

    Have a good mobbing and see you tomorrow,

    Bright Blessings,

    Maggie

    December 2

    • Asher

      Greetings Maggie, see you later.

      December 3

  • Clare

    See you all tomorrow!

    December 2

    • Clare

      No probs Michelle and I will be at Strand this evening. See you there!

      December 3

    • Maggie Lee

      Hi Clare, thank you :o)

      December 3

  • A former member
    A former member

    Maggie, many thanks for organizing this. I'd be joining my friend Shahid at Waterloo tomorrow evening.

    December 2

    • Maggie Lee

      Hi Khalid, you didn't specify an area, which is why you were put at The Strand. This is why we ask people to say if they have a preferance, as some routes need more people than others. Thanks for letting us know in time, see you tomorrow.

      December 3

  • Sam Frantz

    Waterloo guys, my number is 07531418567, see you guys there!

    December 2

  • Martyn Lloyd

    Hi Folks, I'm leading a group at the strand. Please take my number if you're coming to the Strand just in case your late so we know who to wait for - 0757 8360177. See you all tomorrow :-)

    December 2

  • Asher

    Greetings,

    Can I meet at Waterloo?

    December 2

  • Shahid

    Waterloo would suit me fine. I think is a wonderful group and all for the right purpose (=

    December 2

  • Barbara Bean

    The Strand or Waterloo will be fine for me x

    December 2

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  • 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

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  • 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

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    Socks and toiletries!

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    Spreading the word and posting more lovely mobbers our way!

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