News – December 2010

Brother and sister

71,000 children homeless 

21 December 2010

More than 71,000 children will wake up this Christmas in temporary accommodation without the safety and security of a home to call their own, Shelter said today.

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Thanks Legal & General! 

21 December 2010

Children in Sheffield, Cumbria, Knowsley and Bristol are looking forward to opening their Christmas presents this year, thanks to Legal & General.

women by wall

Win £500 M&S vouchers 

17 December 2010

M&S launched their Christmas cracker prize draw this week, with first prize a fantastic £500 of M&S vouchers. For every entry, M&S will donate 10p to Shelter

Two children

Homelessness warning 

14 December 2010

Shelter has warned of a rise in homelessness as new research reveals the number of households in rent or mortgage arrears has more than doubled in the past year.

A family

Homelessness on the rise 

09 December 2010

Government figures revealing the first sustained rise in homelessness since 2003 are extremely worrying, Shelter said today.

The band Two Giraffes

Buy 'Silvery Trees' for Shelter 

01 December 2010

Pop band Two Giraffes have written a seasonal single ‘Silvery Trees’ to help raise money towards our work with homeless families this Christmas.

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