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A strange invitation

May 25th 2009

Some rough sleepers in central London have received an unusual invitation (pictured), offering them food, blankets and alcohol, all at a private address that doesn't seem to exist. A reader contacted The Pavement after receiving an invitation and met others with the same bits of paper, suggesting we look at what is behind it. But aside from discovering that the postcode does not exist, nor apparently the road, we are none the wiser. The invitation offers to help rough sleepers with food and blankets, while setting down rules on alcohol consumption and clearing up after dogs, and supposedly comes from a Mr and Mrs Faraj. If it is a scam, we would expect the address to exist, so it seems more likely to be a cruel joke by persons unknown. If any reader can shed some light on this invitation, the reason behind it, or has received similar invitations, please get in touch.

April 2009



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Building a bicycle club

Booze to the door

Rough sleeper


Discussion on move-ons

A new Scottish alliance

Murder rumour unfounded

US white-collar homeless

A strange invitation

Your own budget

Croydon hut eviction

Riverside rent rise

Tent City to be shut down

A plea to Obama

Why referrals stopped

Shelter from the Storm

Street Shield 4: The Villains!

Glasgow residents complain

Edinburgh charities compete for funds

Kids out

Section 11

One Life, coming soon to cinemas

30,000 Scots now homeless


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