Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Raise the Roof?

More than 130,000 children in Britain will wake up tomorrow in a place they can't call home. Find out how you can Raise the Roof and help homeless children. Shelter has teamed up with online property portal to raise awareness among the home-buying public of the devastating impact homelessness has on children's health, education, and life chances. The Raise the Roof campaign will help fund a new Shelter service for homeless children that aims to end child homelessness for good.

Designer Cath Kidston, best known for her cheerful, vintage-inspired homewares, has created an exclusive product to launch the campaign.
Buy a Cath Kidston key ringThe money raised will help Shelter fund a new service to help homeless children in Britain. The enamel key ring costs £3.50, and all proceeds from its sale will go to support the new homeless children's service. Kidston, who used her Gloucestershire home as inspiration for the key ring motif, said:
'As a designer I am highly aware of the importance of home and lucky enough to take my own for granted - a safe, cosy place where I can spend time with my family and my dog Stanley who features in the key ring. But for the thousands of homeless children, a safe and secure home is a distant dream. So I'm asking people to join with me to Raise the Roof and end child homelessness once and for all.'

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