Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Celebs Sign Up to Campaign to End Scourge of Homelessness

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Celebs Sign Up to Campaign to End Scourge of Homelessness

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JODIE Whittaker, Dame Emma Thompson, Tom Hardy and Sir Ian McKellen are among stars calling for an end to homelessness in the UK in a new campaign.

They are among the 20 celebrities reading lines from a poem for homeless charity, Crisis, and its new Everybody In campaign, which urges members of the public to ask their local politicians to commit to ending homelessness.

The piece, called If Everybody Is In, was written by the charity's poet-inresidence, Stefan Gambrell, aka Neanderthal Bard, who has previously been homeless.

The charity says the crisis is at its worst level since 2010, and hopes to spur the Government to build on its recent positive steps to recognising homelessness as an urgent issue. Richard Gere, Ellie Goulding, Imelda Staunton, Ruth Wilson, Jonathan Pryce, Aisling Bea and Joe Lycett are among the other stars of the entertainment world in the video, along with Gambrell and two other Crisis members. …

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