UPRISE Music TV & UK Gospel Artists Sleep Rough In Aid Of The Homeless

UPRISE Music TV & UK Gospel Artists Sleep Rough In Aid Of The Homeless

Last week, UPRISE Music TV and UK Gospel artists (Faith Child, Victizzle, Utter Once, A Star, Deborah and Happi) undertook a sleep out in aid of homeless people in the UK.

The discomfort of being homeless hits hardest at this time of year, customarily most of us think of Christmas as time for family, food, fun and relaxation but for many people in London it is a totally different story.

Recent statistics show that in London alone 6,437 people were seen sleeping rough in 2012-13, compared to 5,768 the previous year, showing a 13% rise year on year. In total there has been a 62% since 2010-11. (TheGuardian.com).

This month, UPRISE TV will air a special Christmas episode on Christmas day to raise awareness of the growing issue in our capital. For the first time on OH TV, all members of the UPRISE MOVEMENT; Faith Child (UPRISE Music TV presenter), Mercedes (UPRISE Music TV presenter), Victizzle, Utter Once, A Star, Deborah and Happi will take part in a sleep out on the streets of London! For 12 hours, the team will attempt to experience the life and struggles of being homeless and reach out to people living on the streets.

The episode will also feature the outreach efforts of other organisations such as Jesus Loves Me, Centrepoint, The Big Issue and the work of students at Enfield Grammar School. Watch as Faith Child and Mercedes speak to The Big Issue CEO Stephen Robertson about the initiatives the organisation have in place to help people in difficult situations.

Do not miss out on the special episode UPRISE Sleepout special on Wednesday 25th December at 15:00 GMT.

Support the UPRISE team as they reach out to the homeless this Christmas!

Visit the JustGiving page: www.justgiving.com/uprise and donate whatever you can to support the campaign. It can be as small as sacrificing lunch money or your morning trip to the coffee shop! OH TV Directors are also giving up a week’s wages towards the cause!

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