Shelter Christmas Plea – Help the Homeless

A housing charity is launching a UK wide fundraising campaign this Christmas to aid people suffering from the credit crunch.

The current economic downturn has resulted in over 460,000 people consulting housing charity Shelter for financial help in the past six months.

This has resulted in Shelter running a special Christmas charity plea throughout December, with all donations going towards their housing advice services.

Shelter Chief Executive Adam Sampson said: “As the financial crisis really starts to hit home, Shelter is seeing more and more people turning to us for help, but the more demand for our services, the more funding we need. That’s why support at this time is crucial if we are to help people keep a roof over their heads.”

Donations can be made via the Shelter Scotland website at scotland.shelter.org.uk/christmas.