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40th anniversary of Crisis at Christmas marked in Parliament

An event in the House of Lords has celebrated the lives helped and changed by Crisis at Christmas and the dedication of the thousands of volunteers who have made this possible over the last 40 years.

Grant Shapps speaking at the reception

Sponsored by Lord McKenzie of Luton, the evening included speeches from Housing Minister Grant Shapps MP and Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Hilary Benn MP. Leslie Morphy OBE, Crisis Chief Executive, spoke about our No One Turned Away campaign.

In front of a packed room of MPs, Peers, and homelessness sector representatives, Joanna Wade, who first volunteered with Crisis in 1976, spoke about her experiences over the years. Guests at the reception also heard from a former Crisis at Christmas guest who has since volunteered for Crisis.

At the event, Grant Shapps announced a new £20 million fund for single homeless people:

 

 

 

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