MP pays tribute to Crisis charity walkers

Mark Reckless meets walkers in Rochester. Credit: Jeff Hubbard

Mark Reckless MP has paid tribute to all of the volunteers who took part in the recent Walk to End Homelessness campaign which has raised over £5,000 for the charity Crisis.

Forty walkers completed the 60 mile journey from Canterbury Cathedral which finished three days later at Southwark Cathedral to mark 40 years of Crisis at Christmas.

The Walk to End Homelessness, which was originally called The Crisis Pilgrimage and last took place in the 1990s, marked the 40th anniversary of Crisis at Christmas and Crisis’ No One Turned Away campaign, calling on the Government to strengthen the law so that no one is forced to sleep rough.

The government recently announced a further £20 million to provide single people facing homelessness the help they need to get back on their feet and ensure that they don’t have to spend time on the streets.

Mark Reckless said:

“Homelessness can be devastating and I am pleased to see the government, local council and charities like Crisis working to tackling it.

I would like to pay tribute to the fantastic work undertaken by Crisis to help people keep out of the cold, and the remarkable volunteers who took part in this walk and everyone who supported them.

I strongly support the work being done to help keep people off the streets and I welcome the government’s determination to back charities, councils and volunteers for homeless people.”

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