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Scottish Charity Register No. SC043760

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Homeless commemoration

May 23 2009
Annual service in memory of those who have died on the streets to take place on 6 November An event to celebrate the lives of the London's homeless people that died in the last year will take place this month. The Connection at St Martin's and Housing Justice will hold the annual service commemoration for London's homeless people who have passed away during the last 12 months on Thursday 6th November 2008 at St Martin-in-the-Fields church. Roger Shaljean, of The Connection at St Martin's, said: "This is a very special event. The service is a coming together of people who wish to commemorate the lives of individual homeless people who would otherwise die forgotten". During the service, which has been entitled "The Light belongs to everyone", the names of each homeless individual will be read out alongside prayer, music and poetry. Streetwise Opera will perform two songs. Last year, homeless agencies across London reported more than 140 known deaths. It is believed this year's figures, which will be finalised moments before the commemoration, will be similar.