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Refugees homed by ‘famous’ people

(16 Posts)
Jaxjacky Fri 28-May-21 21:07:38

I can’t find out, did this actually happen?
www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/sep/04/bob-geldof-jk-rowling-mary-portas-stan-collymore-refugees-welcome

Jaxjacky Fri 28-May-21 21:09:08

There were other people too, widely publicised at the time, interested if anyone actually did.

Galaxy Fri 28-May-21 21:21:11

Dont know but both Bob Gelfof and JKR have contributed more than I have ever done to supporting the vulnerable in our society.

Ellan Fri 28-May-21 21:24:13

Gary Linaker definitely did

Aveline Fri 28-May-21 21:48:53

Nicola Sturgeon said she would but didn't. Probably forgot.😑

theworriedwell Fri 28-May-21 22:43:43

I definitely remember reading about Gary Linaker doing it.

Sarnia Sat 29-May-21 09:34:45

I had an idea Lily Allen did.

Whitewavemark2 Sat 29-May-21 09:37:59

It heartens me to see such humanity.

Badly needed at the moment in so many areas.

JenniferEccles Sat 29-May-21 09:39:12

I believe Yvette Cooper was another of those claiming that of course she would accommodate a poor immigrant.

Whether it actually happened or was just a grand statement, who knows.

Whitewavemark2 Sat 29-May-21 09:42:29

JenniferEccles

I believe Yvette Cooper was another of those claiming that of course she would accommodate a poor immigrant.

Whether it actually happened or was just a grand statement, who knows.

Blimey! Are you sucking a lemon? You certainly sound as if you are 😄

JenniferEccles Sat 29-May-21 12:04:47

??

Calendargirl Sat 29-May-21 12:15:38

The Archbishop of Canterbury volunteered I think, but the refugees would have been living in another property I believe, so a bit different.

Not sure if it ever happened.

EllanVannin Sat 29-May-21 12:33:24

Open up all the churches, they're always empty.

GrannyGravy13 Sat 29-May-21 12:36:27

The only one that I know definitely housed a refugee is Gary Linaker, he was interviewed recently and they are still in touch.

Alegrias1 Sat 29-May-21 12:37:43

"Homed"?

They're not stray cats.

Artaylar Sat 29-May-21 13:30:18

If anyone is interested in offering a spare room to a refugee or asylum seeker in need of somewhere to stay, you can find out more on the Refugees at Home website
www.refugeesathome.org/