Libertines guitarist Carl Barat has become the latest celebrity to join Shelter's Million Children Campaign. He pledged his support by sitting in a red chair, which is touring the UK as part of the charity's Raising The Roof series of gigs. The band Feeder launched the gigs, at which fans are encouraged to register their protest at bad housing for young people, with a show at the Brixton Academy last weekend.
The campaign highlights the impact of bad housing on the health, education and prospects of one million children in the UK. People across the country have had their pictures taken in the chair to show that they "won't stand for it". Others who have sat in the chair include Mick Jones of The Clash, Bryan Ferry, Kasabian and DJ Edith Bowman.