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On the 2 December, three of my colleagues and I volunteered at Chelsea Christmas Market by Sloane Square to hold fundraising buckets and raise awareness of Glass Door.

This time of year is particularly challenging for those people without shelter as the temperatures have dropped dramatically and the days are shorter.

fundraiser collects on Pavilion Road

The Christmas Market was a great opportunity to raise money as Glass Door provided choirs in Duke of York Square and a wonderful singer named Megan, all of whom raised everyone’s Christmas spirits and encouraged people to donate.

Whilst the day was absolutely freezing (by the end we were all even more grateful than ever to have somewhere warm to return to) it was a really fun day, and we would all like to thank Glass Door for the opportunity they gave us to help them and spread their message.

Over the course of the day, our bucket shaking raised over £1000 and we hope that this contribution will help Glass Door and those that they support, to make winter a little bit less tough for some.

Phoebe Crossland

Department for Work and Pensions

Phoebe volunteered with Glass Door as part of a Civil Service program called "Creative Survival", a charitable fundraising and awareness initiative of the graduate programme in the Civil Service Fast Stream. Over a few months, the team volunteered and raised awareness and funds for two charities, one of which was Glass Door.

Find out more about fundraising or volunteering for Glass Door.