Saturday, Dec 16, 2006

Many families have ‘cancelled Christmas’ this year because of financial worries

Free Help Advice: Many families have ‘cancelled Christmas’ this year because of financial worries

According to homeless charity Shelter Cymru, nearly 200 families in Wales will have to spend their Christmas in bed and breakfast accommodation and many more cannot afford to celebrate this festive season, because of their financial woes.

Announcing their findings on the 40th anniversary of the broadcast of the homeless drama Cathy Come Home, John Puzey, director of Shelter Cymru, said that homelessness is devastating many families all year round and Christmas is an especially difficult time for them. He said that forty years ago people did not realize how homelessness and bad housing affected lives and today the problem is greater than ever and it can happen to anyone. He added that 35,000 children in Wales are living in unfit housing today and Christmas brings cold, damp misery and suffering to many families without homes.

Posted by matt @ 04:14 PM (525 views)
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1. nearly30 said...

A couple of pointers Matt:

[1] Not really a news article - it's your flippin' blog-site!!

If you want to post it - get a link from the horses mouth - e.g. Shelter Cymru.

Or the alternative - the BBC news entry = 'Hundreds' homeless at Christmas (Sat 16 Dec 2006)

[2] If you do post these - please make the 'synopsis' on the main page a lttle bit - well - more of a 'synopsis' - 3 lines maybe!!!

Kinda clogs up the space a bit - actually - a lot!

I'm not really having a dig - but it feels like you are plugging yourself a bit here.

Have read the article though - very good and worries me too!

Yes - I did this to nick space!! Sorry - cheap gag!

Saturday, December 16, 2006 11:22PM Report Comment

2. monty said...

Thanks for the article Matt. News from alternative sources is always welcome.

Monday, December 18, 2006 12:28PM Report Comment

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