Posts tagged ‘homeless’

May 31, 2019

‘Raju’

by duncanr

a homeless man – known locally as ‘Raju’ (not his real name) – in the Indian state of Kerala is drawing crowds painting beautiful murals on walls and buildings using plant leaves as brushes and plant saps, mud, charcoal and natural pigments as paint.
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apparently, ‘Raju’ was a talented artist and designer who . . .

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March 11, 2019

Dogs on the Streets

by duncanr

A loyal dog who’s homeless owner was lying dead on the streets of London stayed by his side for up to 12 hours after he passed away – helping police to identify him.

the rough sleeper, Nick, had no identification on him when police found his body but, fortunately, he had registered his dog (Scarper) with the charity Dogs on the Streets (DOTS) who were able to pull his details from their database via the unique tag number on the dog’s collar

(Scarper has now gone to . . .

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October 10, 2018

Lost Dog Found

by duncanr

62-year-old Giorgi Bereziani lost his beloved dog named Jorge in 2015

he put up posters and combed the streets looking for him, without success, until a few days ago when he got a call to say a dog like his was sleeping on the street near the opera house in Tbilisi, Georgia

August 20, 2018

Scanning a Homeless Person

by duncanr

this is a novel idea – interesting to see if trial is judged a success and the scheme is then rolled out more widely

March 1, 2018

Homeless doesn’t mean Worthless

by duncanr

my late wife used to hate going into town with me – I’d spend £10-20 before we reached any shops!

she was convinced all beggars had smart phones secreted about their person, were connected to one another via a whatsapp group, and as soon as i’d . . .

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December 18, 2017

The Firmest Friend

by duncanr
December 14, 2017

An Early Xmas Present

by duncanr

at xmas, charities saturate the media and social networks, and ambush us in the streets or shops, to remind us that xmas can be pretty miserable for those less fortunate than ourselves and how we can make a difference by handing over some of our cash

well one man in France who didn’t have much to . . .

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November 26, 2017

Action Hunger Vending Machine

by duncanr

the charity ‘Action Hunger‘ is planning to install Britain’s first vending machine for the homeless, dispensing fresh fruit, sanitary towels, socks, energy bars and sandwiches for free, in Nottingham – followed by others in Birmingham, Manchester, and London

how the scheme will work – http://tinyurl.com/y86rcoz8

Artists’ impressions of the Action Hunger’s vending machine for the homeless, to be installed in Nottingham before Christmas

April 12, 2017

Poor get Papal Makeover

by duncanr

service wash, anyone?

Pope Francis has opened a laundrette offering free washers, driers, and irons for use of the poor and homeless – http://tinyurl.com/mq53dbv

hhmmm, ‘cleanliness is next to godliness‘ in action?

January 4, 2017

Brummie Life – No 11

by duncanr

been a while since I posted anything about where I live, under the Brummie Life tag . . .