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|Contact:|| Carol Ward |
36 Causton Street, London, SW1P 4AU
60,000 Londoners each year spend their nights on the settees or pullouts of friends or relatives.
These 60,000 are not reflected in official statistics on rough sleepers.
These are London’s ‘hidden homeless’.
A Sofa Surfer is usually someone who stays temporarily with various contacts while attempting to find permanent accommodation.
Sofa Surfers may not be seen on the streets but they have no place to call “home”.
Just think how you would feel if you had to ask a friend for a sofa to sleep on, then amplify that by asking the same question night after night, week after week.
On Maundy Thursday (29th March) we’re asking you to do just that.
Sleep on your sofa, sleep on a friend’s sofa, to raise funds for the Diocese of London Homelessness Appeal, and tweet a photo of your evening.
This is a great way to raise awareness of the very great crisis facing our city, of London’s hidden homeless.
You may want to use the words below, or compose your own tweet with the hashtag #sofasurfingtogether.
I’m sofa surfing tonight in solidarity with 60,000 hidden homeless in London. Please sponsor me and find out more about the www.london.anglican.org/homelessnessappeal in order that we can Tackle Homelessness Together in London. #sofasurfingtogether
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