As an architect, I know how important home is. It’s far more than just bricks and mortar – it’s a special place where memories are created. And this is particularly true at Christmas time.
As a father, I find it desperately sad that 120 children in the North East will be waking up homeless on Christmas morning. These children could be sharing a bed with their parents in a dingy hostel, too frightened to leave their room. No child should have to live like that.
The Shelter helpline provides advice for families in desperate situations like this. And with M&S donating 5% of every sale of its festive food range for Shelter directly towards funding the helpline, you can help these families by popping in to buy your lunch.
Something as simple as a sandwich can help raise thousands of pounds for Shelter, funding one in five of the calls answered by the helpline. This support could be the difference between a family losing their home and keeping it.