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Charity hopes to shine a light for the homeless on Christmas Day

LAMP Homeless appeal

LAMP Homeless appeal

A charity is asking people to help light up Luton in support of all the homeless people in who are not lucky enough to spend Christmas in a warm home.

LAMP, a youth homelessness charity in Luton, is selling one thousand tea lights to raise money and spread the message about homelessness.

Each tea light comes wrapped in cellophane with a tag which says: “Please light this candle on Christmas Day to remember homeless people within your own community and throughout the worldand the charities and people who light their way.”

LAMP is a small charity which provides accommodation and support to homeless 16-25 year olds in the town.

LAMP’s fundraiser Karen Rabjohn said: “We have this vision that if 1000 people buy our tea-lights then they will be alight at different times through-out Christmas Day. Some will get up Christmas morning, early with their children or grandchildren and light their candle; whilst others will light it during Christmas lunch. Then some will light it as they relax in the evening and some will light it as they finish the day. That way there will be a constant light in the town. We don’t need to see them to know they are out there, lighting the way for the homeless.”

LAMP clients themselves wrapped 500 of the candles as they wanted to give back to LAMP for all its support and help.

The other 500 were wrapped by young people attending the NCS (National Citizens Service) project.

If you would like to purchase candles or you can take candles to sell on LAMP’s behalf please contact Karen Rabjohn or John Archer on 01582 431744 or email info@lamp.uk.net

 

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