Dedicated fundraisers walk through the night for The Big Tramp

Posted on: 22 June 2015

Written by: Vicky Ream

While the rest of London slept, fundraising walkers took to the streets for an anti-austerity march of their own.

A group of dedicated and like-minded individuals walked from E1 to SE11 through the night on Saturday to raise awareness of homelessness in the capital and funds for our young people's programme, Act Now.

Throughout the night, Cardboard Citizens’ members, gave immersive pop-up theatre performances at different locations across the city. Walkers were guided on their journey by experienced literary guide Henry Eliot who charted the history of homelessness through the city, reliving George Orwell’s ‘Down and Out’ woes of vagrancy; visiting the church where Charles Dicken’s famously stumbled across ‘houselessness’, and viewing the dosshouses where Welsh Super-Tramp and poet W H Davies once sought shelter from the darkest streets of London town. The night ended in the workhouse where Charlie Chaplin stayed as a child, now the cinema museum in Kennington.

So far participants have raised over £6,000 for Cardboard Citizens, but the fundraising continues. Anyone wishing to support the cause can do so here.

If you’d like to find out more about how you can get involved with our fundraising events, please contact Molly on molly@cardboardcitizens.or.uk or call 020 7377 8948.