Mashfiqul Alam

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.

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 £300 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.

As a former volunteer with Haringey winter shelter, I have first hand experience of seeing the impact emergency shelters can make to the homeless during the coldest months.

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

Mashfiqul Alam