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I'm a celebrity... let me sleep out here

 
September 26th 2009
 

Who wants to be a rough sleeper?
Celebrities working for a charity is a common event, but it is rare that a stunt is as misconceived as one recently held by Chris Tarrant. As an ambassador for Centrepoint, Tarrant was joined by Jeremy Beadle in "sleeping rough" for a night "to help raise awareness of the problems of youth homelessness". An interesting idea, except for their definition of sleeping rough... Accompanied by designer luggage and a steady supply of coffee and croissants, Tarrant and pals slept under one of the roofed parts of Covent Garden with a security guard present. On the other side of the security fence, the regular rough sleepers of Covent Garden could only watch as the celebs bedded down with pillows and thick sleeping bags.
 
 
 

December 2005

 

Contents

Homeless hidden

Westminster homeless conference

Remembrance service

The soup runs strike back!

I'm a celebrity... let me sleep out here

North Lambeth Day Centre will not reopen

A penny for 'em

Capital Volunteering

Crossing the 'digital divide'

New survey lists homeless woes

A hostel Christmas

Crisis loans

Police move-on

Good soup guide: No. 5 - SW London Vineyard

Christmas services at Crisis

 

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