Here's a Story Needs Telling
It's not my story and I had nothing to do with it, but you need to read it as a start to creating a different 2020.
‘I’m always tired, Miss’: the sleepless children of Leeds’ bed poverty crisis
Teacher Bex Wilson was shocked to learn a pupil had no bed to sleep in. But this was the tip of the iceberg
(From the Guardian UK, Jan 2nd 2020)
Real heroes don’t wear capes, but they do bring duvets. Such as Bex Wilson and her dad, Mark, who spent the night before Christmas bringing beds and duvets to children who would otherwise have been sleeping on the floor or in a bathtub.
“It surprises people how many kids in Leeds don’t have beds. It surprised me,” said Wilson.
On Christmas Eve alone, the pair delivered beds to 17 children across Leeds. It would have been 21 beds but one family had a bug infestation so bad it was better to wait before delivering new ones.
The week before Christmas, the charity Wilson founded with friends delivered 50 beds. Since 2018 the organisation, Zarach, has given more th…