Alastair Campbell discusses homelessness at the Mayor's charity fundraiser

On Friday night, the Mayor of Camden, Cllr Richard Cotton, invited residents to Lauderdale House for an evening with Alastair Campbell.

The event looked at the issues surrounding homelessness, and why an understanding of mental health is key to helping people off the streets and back into secure accommodation. There was then a short Q+A session that provided further insight into the issue, as well as live music from a local artist.

All profits from the event went to the mayor’s chosen charity, C4WS Homelessness Project, a local grassroots charity that helps homeless people rebuild their lives. They provide a holistic approach to support by providing shelters through the winter, secure move-on accommodation and a jobs club with support and advice to help develop skills and secure employment. The event was a big success raising £1475 from ticket sales and additional donations on the night.

The Mayor said: “This was a great way of raising money for C4WS Homeless Project and bringing the issues of mental health and homelessness to a wider audience. Alastair Campbell gave a passionate and thought provoking speech and local pianist Francois Pierron, who learnt to play the piano on the public piano in St Pancras Station whilst he was homeless, provided a moving musical backdrop. It was a great evening and I am grateful to all who made it such a success”.

You can read more about C4WS Homeless Project and the work they do at