Sit-down housing protest

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.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus
Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +

Latest Jobs

RSS Feed

Third Sector Insight

Sponsored webcasts, surveys and expert reports from Third Sector partners


Expert Hub

Insurance advice from Markel

Guide: What insurance does your charity need?

Guide: What insurance does your charity need?

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

Third Sector Logo

Get our bulletins. Read more articles. Join a growing community of Third Sector professionals

Register now