Chase star Shaun Wallace and comedian Duncan Norvelle open two new homeless shelters in South Shields
Homeless Worldwide opens new housing for the homeless in South Shields. The BBC were there to report...
Shaun Wallace, also known as the ‘Dark Destroyer’ on the ITV quiz show, an ambassador for charity Homeless Worldwide, officially opened the two new properties in Beach Road, housing 50 new residents on Friday, December 6.
He was joined at the ribbon-cutting ceremony by charity patron, 80s comic Duncan Norvelle and founder Jenny Roberts.
Jenny, who grew up in South Shields, set up Homeless Worldwide earlier this year, after her brother Darren Ledger passed away on the streets in December 2017.
Homeless Worldwide was formed to raise money and awareness for 'homeless and veteran' charities in London and the UK. Initially by the creation of a celebrity charity single, a beautiful cover of the world renown
"He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother". We aim to create many music and performance based events to further this wonderful cause, and we hope to expand and to grow, increasingly voicing our worldwide message about homelessness and how it has spiraled out of control.
Our efforts together with donations will be divided among a number of registered charities for the homeless in an effort to hand dignity back to the people who are sleeping rough on our streets and with your support we can provide shelter, food, clothing and warmth to those who are in need of it the most.
Let's put an end to homelessness, World-Wide...
The Salvation Army Registered Charity Numbers: 215174 and 214779 (England and Wales); SC009359 and SC037691 (Scotland); and CHY6399 (Republic of Ireland)
Shelter Registered Charity Numbers: 263710 (England and Wales), SC002327 (Scotland)
The Ciro Orsini And Armand Assante Children's Fund Registered Charity Number: 1157493
Homeless Worldwide @ 2019