Homeless in England, it is all over the World???

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Social media show cramped sleeping quarters for homeless fundraiser

 28th December 2021


As the lyrics of Away in a Manger go, the little Lord Jesus had no crib for a bed.

At this time of year, many of us have also laid down our heads in less than ideal locations.

The arrival of guests and a lack of spare rooms have seen a spate of unconventional sleeping arrangements – such as a bed, complete with festive duvet cover and toy snowman, set up in a kitchen.

Images have been shared on Twitter over the weekend for the Duvet Know It’s Christmas campaign – a tradition started a decade ago by writer Rhodri Marsden to help raise money for the homeless charity Centrepoint.

One picture shows blankets put down in a bathroom while another has the pillow perilously positioned directly below a glass table.

Alice Eggeling tweeted that her mother had taped up the light above her single bed ‘so I don’t hit my head’, adding: ‘I am 42.’

Amy Mills, an assistant TV producer, was billeted in her ‘childhood bedroom, complete with teddy bears, old uni photos and dance trophies from when I was ten’.

By last night, Mr Marsden’s JustGiving page had raised more than £38,000 in donations.

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