Boris and Standard owner sleep rough to support Homeless Veterans

Boris Johnson and the owner of the London Standard,  Evgeny Lebedev, decided to find out what it is really like sleeping rough.  The Standard is running a Homeless Veterans campaign.   Mr. Lebedev said “What I saw and experienced was shocking in its injustice sobering in making clear how far we still have to go and often difficult to watch”.borisroughHoward Sinclair, head of St. Mungos, the London charity for the homeless brought in by Boris said “Little can prepare you for the extremity of conditions faced by those living on London pavements in 2015.”

At one point, noticing they were near a church, Boris recited a stanza of the fmous poem by Thomas Gray, Elegy written in a Country Churchyard.

13. Beneath those rugged elms, that yew-tree’s shade,
14 Where heaves the turf in many a mouldering heap,
15 Each in his narrow cell for ever laid,
16 The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep.
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Afterwards, Boris and Mr. Lebedev spoke at length to several veterans: the man above fought in the Korean war.
DONATE NOW: to the Christmas veterans appeal.  Click on link here.
Read further details in the London Standard article.

One response to “Boris and Standard owner sleep rough to support Homeless Veterans

  1. This is a lovely thing to do, and I hope it raises a lot of money for Homeless Veterans. Veterans should receive more care and help than they do!

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