The Passage needs your help

A Night Under the Stars is solely devoted to helping the work of the Passage. All of the services provided by The Passage need a great deal of resources. The Passage employs about 90 professional staff. A pool of more than 400 volunteers also helps to provide services seven days a week and keeps Passage House open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

The annual running costs are about £4.5 million, only 30% of which is funded by statutory grants. The Passage depends on voluntary contributions to meet the remaining costs. Because of the tremendous support from volunteers and businesses, 94 pence in every £1 that is raised goes directly to frontline services.

Every gift, no matter how small, will help us enable a homeless person to gain a renewed sense of self-respect and hope for the future.

£20 pays for our trained staff to give a homeless person a much-needed advice session.
£150 supports someone who has returned to work for the first week of the period they are waiting to be paid.
£600 covers basic bread and breakfast, travel to work, and food at work for
someone for four weeks until they are paid.
£1,200 subsidises the cost of meals in the Resource Centre for one week.
£2,500 pays for employing a qualified drug and alcohol worker for one month.

Alongside the concert, our Night Under The Stars 2016 target for donations is £8000.

94 pence in every £1 goes to frontline services at The Passage

 

In the year to 31 March 2016
•    2,710 individuals visited the Resource Centre at The Passage.
•    650 people new to rough sleeping were met on the street by our outreach workers and worked with so they had no second night on the street.
•    75 people ended their homelessness by being supported into full time employment
•    127 people helped into accommodation before they were discharged from hospital


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BOOK YOUR SEAT

Join us on Tuesday 8 November - the day of the US Presidential Election - for an evening of entertainment at the iconic Royal Festival Hall on London's South Bank, in aid of homelessness charity The Passage.

Appropriately, this year's concert features music by the leading American composers of the 20th century - including Gershwin, Barber and Bernstein - performed by a line up of top international performers.

There's music from Broadway too, in the form of hits from the musicals of Rodgers and Hammerstein. The concert concludes with an organ-and-orchestra arrangement of Stars and Stripes Forever, written especially for the event.

Tickets are available from as little as £12, with premium seats available for £60 - all include a souvenir programme.

The gala concert is bookended by two receptions. Before the concert, we'll welcome you at "Lenny's", our authentic pop-up American diner - all tips go to The Passage!

After the concert, we invite you to experience New York during the "Roaring Twenties", complete with Art Deco interiors, live jazz and a touch of Great Gatsby glamour. Tickets are priced at £30 and £70 respectively, the latter including champagne, bowl food and canapés.

So, whatever your political persuasion, we look forward to seeing you on Election Night to celebrate the Great American Dream, and to unite in support of an organisation that truly transforms people's lives.



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