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Cally Norris

Keep Cally quiet for the day

I am not talking for one whole day for Passage 2000 because I want to help feed the homeless this Christmas

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Passage 2000

The Passage is based in Westminster working annually with over 3,000 people who are street homeless. We help end their homelessness and inspire them to transform their lives. We run the UK’s largest Resource Centre, used by up to 150 clients daily, as well as prevention and accommodation projects.

Charity Registration No. 1079764

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In March this year I started a brand new job which took me on a different route to work. I now work on the Strand and have to walk over the Hungerford bridge and along past the Embankment. Each work day I witness a number of homeless people either asleep, begging or sitting on the ground in silence. Each day I am torn as I am sure you all are with what the right thing to do is, but hundreds of us and me included have walked by with almost no contact. For years I have sponsored and supported great charities in Africa for children who have nothing but witnessing it every time I go to work has made me realise I need to help. Seeing a man my age in a sleeping bag sat in the rain on the bridge in silence with such low self esteem that he feels he doesn't deserve any help, is the motivation I needed to finally do something. 


Now I know some of you may be aware of my ability to chat, I am not great at many things nor am I a great sports person, so taking away my ability to talk for a whole day should prove quite challenging. Well that is exactly what I am proposing, I will be having a sponsored silence on Sunday 13th December where from the moment I get up to the following day I will not mutter one word. Having tried it for 20 minutes last Saturday I have to say it's not as easy as it sounds. With 4 kids and a busy house to run in the 20 minutes I endured it involved a lot of finger pointing, clicking of fingers to get their attention and miming. Now I know you have all sponsored numerous times for many great achievements and I am not asking or expecting much but donating a few pounds per person would be amazing and I would be truly grateful. The charity I have chosen is a London based Catholic homeless charity which believe in getting out onto the streets and getting to the heart of the matter. For every £1 donated 96p goes to the cause, They feed 200 people every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner and a charity my parents have supported before and have been known to make a difference. I have enclosed a link below if you feel in anyway open to a small offering as even the smallest of amounts I am sure will make a huge difference. Thank you again.

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