EVERY LITTLE COUNTS
Back in 2009, I took part in a fundraising event for Action For Children.
The following video takes you through my reasons for taking part, which stem from my own experience of sleeping on the streets at a time in my life when I was particularly vulnerable.
Fast forward to 2016 and official government figures show 4,134 people slept rough in England on any given single night (a 16% increase compared to 2015 and more than double the number in 2010).
According to the charity ‘Crisis’:
- On average, homeless people die at just 47 years old.
- People sleeping on the street are almost 17 times more likely to have been victims of violence. More than one in three people sleeping rough have been deliberately hit or kicked or experienced some other form of violence whilst homeless.
- Homeless people are over 7 times more likely to take their own life than the general population.
To donate to Crisis please click the image below: