Pubs asked to support a celebrity led campaign for homeless people

By Fred A'Court

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Hope and comfort: Pubs are being asked to support a celebrity led campaign for homeless people
Hope and comfort: Pubs are being asked to support a celebrity led campaign for homeless people

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Pubs are being asked to support a celebrity led campaign for homeless people worldwide by hosting fundraising candlelit feasts this winter.

Organised by international aid charity ShelterBox, the campaign, Shine for Shelterbox, aims to raise money for families made homeless by conflict and natural disaster.

Launching on Monday 6 November it will build on a similar event last year when 25 leading chefs, pubs, restaurants and venues across the UK raised more than £36,000 to help in excess of 5,000 homeless families worldwide. High-profile supporters included celebrity chefs Rick Stein, Oliver Rowe, and Olia Hercules.

As well as more support from high-profile chefs and venues this year, there will be a series of special events in unusual locations yet to be announced.

Safety, hope, comfort

Lucy Holden from ShelterBox said: “Light is at the centre of our winter campaign. We want people to get together and have loads of candlelit, feasting fun, while also raising loads of money for those made homeless by conflict and natural disaster.

“When disasters strike and power lines go down, families are left vulnerable, wrenched away from comfort and light. That’s why, alongside our shelter aid, we provide lights that dispel the dark and help families in desperate circumstances feel a little bit safer.

"Shine for ShelterBox​ means more light for families, providing a bit of safety, hope and comfort when they need it most.”

ShelterBox is UK based. It says there are 85m homeless people worldwide, with one more person made homeless every second by conflict and natural disaster.

To request a supporters pack or find out more visit www.shelterbox.org/shine​ or call 01872 302700.

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