Fundraising page set up to support homeless veterans in Norfolk

A homeless person in London (Victoria Jones/PA Wire)

A homeless person in London (Victoria Jones/PA Wire) - Credit: PA

A JustGiving page has been set up to raise money for veterans who are homeless in Norfolk.

More than £1,000 has been raised so far.

Homeless charities estimate there are about 7,000 ex-servicemen and women living rough and in desperate need of a roof over their head, and many of these are veterans who have returned to live in the Norfolk area.

Matthew Page, organiser of the fundraising, argues that the Armed Forces Covenant is not being honoured by local authorities who have failed to house ex-servicemen and women.


You may also want to watch:


Mr Page, said: 'Homelessness can happen to anyone at anytime and today every town is seeing it. The number of veterans becoming homeless is increasing and this needs to stop. In fact homelessness of any kind needs to stop.

'Veterans from the Royal Anglian Regiment, Light Dragoons and RAF are sleeping rough on Saturday, February 3 to highlight this and raise much needed funds for local charities.'

To donate visit the the JustGiving page here.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter