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Homeless charity volunteer creates life-saving waterproof sleeping bags for rough sleepers by ironin

A homeless charity volunteer is creating life-saving waterproof sleeping bags from hundreds of crisp packets to give to people sleeping on the streets this winter.

Pen Huston, 45, from Hastings, East Sussex, said the idea came to her in the middle of the night after she'd been forced to turn away homeless people looking for anything to keep them warm.

Pen, who volunteers for homeless charity Surviving the Streets UK, devised a method of using a hot iron to fuse together 150 crisp packets donated by people all over the country to make each single sleeping bag.

She revealed she'd received positive feedback about the invention, adding: 'But really it's horrific, really shocking that I'm having to do this - we live in one of the richest countries in the world and I'm sat making sleeping bags out of crisp packets.'

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