Over 9,000 Merseyside children won’t have a bed this Xmas

Thu, November 9th, 2017

Bulky Bob’s Office & Commercial Waste has launched a campaign to change this

Over 9,000 Merseyside children do not have a bed of their own to sleep in but Bulky Bob’s Office & Commercial Waste has launched a campaign to change this in time for Christmas.

Bulky Bob’s Office & Commercial Waste, is launching “Beds for Kids” as part of their End Furniture Poverty campaign with the help of Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram.

Bulky Bob’s is also offering to donate extra beds on behalf of any Merseyside business who signs up to a confidential shredding contract with the charity.

Using research from national charity Buttle UK and figures from the Liverpool City Region’s Child Poverty and Life Chances Strategy, it is estimated that there are 9,042 children across the Liverpool City Region who do not have a bed of their own to sleep in, with many forced to share with siblings or left sleeping on the couch.

Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, said: “I was delighted to support the launch of End Furniture Poverty’s Christmas Campaign this week. It is simply wrong that over 9,000 children across the Liverpool City Region are without beds to call their own.

“This campaign is not just shedding light on this terrible injustice but taking decisive action to make the lives of some of the most vulnerable children in our City Region better this Christmas.”

End Furniture Poverty will be working with Merseyside support agencies and charities to identify children who need a bed and will be delivering them in time for Christmas.

Paul Colligan, Campaigns Manager at End Furniture Poverty, said: “It’s shocking that as many as 9,000 children across the region are going without a bed of their own. That means not having anywhere safe and comfortable to sleep and nowhere to hang their stocking this Christmas. We’re hoping to give our region’s children a Christmas they won’t forget!”

The campaign is calling on members of the public to help and is urging people to donate at www.mydonate.bt.com/events/bedsforkids

The charity is working with referral agencies from across Merseyside to identify children in need of a bed but are calling on the public to let them know if they know of a child in need of a bed by emailing beds@endfurniturepoverty.org

For more information about the campaign and to get involved go to http://www.bulkybobs.co.uk/make-a-change-change-a-life/ or visit www.endfurniturepoverty.org and follow @endfurniturepov on Twitter and Facebook.

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