Ellie Goulding has said that supporting the homeless is “more important than ever” as many households face hardship during the cost of living crisis.
He is the singer, who has volunteered at Crisis’ Christmas centers since 2015 and is the charity’s ambassador, having visited the charity’s central London hotel on Christmas Eve.
Besides helping to make tea and coffee, sort and distribute clothes to those in need, Goulding spoke to people using the service.
“After supporting Crisis since 2015, I am grateful to be volunteering again with Crisis this Christmas,” Goulding said.
“Although Christmas is seen as a time of joy and celebration, sadly thousands of people are still experiencing homelessness.
“With Crisis estimating that nearly 300,000 households could face homelessness next year, their job both during Christmas and year-round becomes more important than ever.
“I appeal to anyone who can join me in supporting the Crisis to help end homelessness forever.”
Goulding was staying at one of three hotels Crisis opened this week in London, which provide shelter for those with sleep problems and specialist support to help them begin their journey out of homelessness.
The charity said it has also opened four day centers across London for up to 4,800 people living in unsafe living situations, and outside the capital it will assist around 2,000 homeless through services. their frontline service.
Last year, Goulding featured a number of famous faces, including Chris Martin and Dame Emma Thompson, who voiced a short film highlighting the impact of homelessness on Christmas.
The 60-second clip made by Crisis changes the lyrics of The Twelve Days of Christmas to describe the experience of people forced to leave their homes during the festive period.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/ellie-goulding-says-supporting-homelessness-charities-is-more-vital-than-ever-42242785.html Ellie Goulding says supporting homeless charities is ‘more important than ever’