Chico Chakravorty

I am joining Glass Door's Sleep Out on the Square to give someone else the chance to find shelter and have access to the support needed to get off the streets for good.

As someone who is often truly saddened about not being able to do enough about the homelessness crisis in London, I've decided to truly go and take myself out of my comfort zone and experience what each of these people feel on a day in day out basis. Whilst I know I'm hugely privileged and fortunate to not have to face this ongoing reality, those of you who know me, know that I've turned down every camping trip so spending the night (before an intensive weekend of orchestra rehearsals) on a possibly cold, hard and damp square off the Kings Road will not be the easiest thing for me. But with it being so close to my heart, I'd really value your support in any way you can.

Working in partnership with churches, Glass Door operates London's largest network of emergency night shelters for homeless men and women in winter. I aim to raise £500 to give someone else the chance to stay in their shelters for as long as it's needed, giving that person a safe and dry place to rest and the support he or she needs to rewrite the next chapter of their life.

Thank you. It means a lot to me, and even more for someone else who has nowhere else to turn.

Chico Chakravorty