Prince William Sleeps On The Street For Homelessness Charity
His Royal Highness Prince William spend a night in a very unlikely place. Prince William made his bed on cardboard boxes in cold weather in the middle of a London street in an effort to raise awareness for the problem of homelessness. Prince William is a patron of Centrepoint, a British charity that provides 290,000 nights of accommodation to Britain's young homeless every year. It is estimated there are 400,000 hidden homeless people in the U.K. It was also reported that the number of homeless people in London is over 4,600.
Prince William was joined by his private secretary and Centrepoint's CEO Seyi Obakin. Obakin said Prince William had no shield from cold weather, hard concrete or drug dealers.
"I cannot, after one night, even begin to imagine what it must be like to sleep rough on London's streets night after night. Poverty, mental illness, drug and alcohol dependancy and family breakdown cause people to become and then stay homeless. Centrepoint's work - along with many other organisations' - in tackling these fundamental causes is desperately important if we are ever to end homelessness in this country. I hope that by deepening my understanding of the issue, I can help do my bit to help the most vulnerable on our streets."
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