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Homeless help as winter approaches

Posted on November 21, 2016 by Urban Wool

Homeless

It's that time of year when we hear more around the plight of those sleeping on the streets. What we also get to hear is how kind some people are in supporting these vulnerable people.

We've picked a few stories out that have warmed our hearts and are sure they will yours too..

This week record producer Nile Rodgers received an award for his work with disadvantaged youngsters. This guy has worked along side the likes of David Bowie, Diana Ross and Pharrell Williams and has made it his mission to get involved with Centrepoint. He follows in the footsteps of Jon Bon Jovi and Novak Djokovic amongst a host of other celebrities.

What warms us even more is knowing our friends and neighbours are doing their bit too..

Over 120 people met in central Leamington Spa recently in a public sleep out and raised a whopping £7,800 for a drop in facility.

 

Sleep Out 2016

Around 200 people will be spending the night outside Rivergate, Temple Quay in Bristol as part of Bristols Sleep Out on 24th November. Bristol are one of 12 places taking part in the End Youth Homelessness National Sleep Out Campaign. Last year they raised £28,000 and are aiming for even more this year - Fantastic!

Other locations include:

A mystery location in London

Sunderland are using the Stadium of Light for their event

It's the Provident Stadium in Bradford

Cornwall is at The Eden Project

Festival Square for Edinburgh

Cads Works for Sheffield

Norwich is at Marsh Ltd

City Stadium in Cardiff

St Marys Church Ground in Southampton

Manchester is at Victoria Warehouse

Aberdeen is to be confirmed

So while we are all wrapped up warm at home with food on the table it's only right that we spare a thought to those less fortunate.

We'll be doing our bit Last year we donated a job lot of duvets to St Basils in Birmingham. This year we'll be giving a sleeping bag to our chosen charity for every bedding set sold this side of Christmas.

Please support these great people doing great job to raise awareness and support our vulnerable

 


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