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Unite union brings a touch of warmth to Wisbech homeless couple

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The Fenland branch of Unite Community Union has raised money to buy a portable gas heater/cooker for people sleeping rough in Wisbech.

Amy Broad presents the heater to homeless couple Jenny and Joe. (6162624)
Amy Broad presents the heater to homeless couple Jenny and Joe. (6162624)

“It's shocking that in one of the world's richest countries anyone should have to sleep rough,” said branch chairman Amy Broad, who took the heater and a supply of gas canisters to homeless couple Jenny and Joe.

“A home is a human right. In the Wisbech area at any one time there are around fifty people who will be suffering the cold and damp this Christmas and all over the country there are

thousands more.

“While we're in our safe, warm homes enjoying the holiday with family and friends spare a thought for them. Our union wanted to make life a bit more bearable for Jenny and Joe and their friends.

“But homelessness is not just for Christmas. We call on MPs and local councillors to do their jobs and make it a priority in 2019 to house all these people in need.”

Unite Community Union campaigns on important issues for a fairer deal for people, holds regular local meetings and welcomes new members. Anyone can join. For more information

contact Steve at steve.cawley@yahoo.co.uk

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