Search

Stars come out at night—to sleep rough in the East End

PUBLISHED: 12:00 13 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:14 05 October 2010

photo

photo

Carmen Valino

CELEBRITIES gave up their warm beds last night to sleep rough’ in London’s East End, supporting support the homeless persons’ charity Centrepoint

Picture: Carmen Valino

CELEBRITIES gave up their warm beds last night to 'sleep rough' in London's East End.

They included Niamh Cusack from ITV's police drama Heartbeat (pictured far left) with fellow celebs Daniel S Mith from Secret Millionaire, actor Joe McFadden also from Heatbeat, TV's Loose Women presenter Lisa Maxwell and radio DJ Sara Cox.

They turned up at Spitalfields Old Market supporting the homeless persons' charity Centrepoint.

They bedded down at 10pm curled up in their sleeping bags on the cold floor of the old market hall at Spitalfields, a deprived inner city district which has attracted the homeless and destitute for decades.

The 'sleep out' was aimed at raising national awareness to people sleeping rough on the streets in the run-up to Christmas, an estimated 75,000 young people experiencing homelessness every year.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the East London Advertiser