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£1m lottery boost for arts at Old Fire Station helps the homeless

MARK Taylor was homeless until he received support from Crisis Skylight at the Old Fire Station in Oxford.

Now he is fully involved in arts projects at the George Street venue.

Yesterday he met National Lottery boss Matt Ridsdale and told him how support from staff at the homelessness charity had helped him to turn his life around.

Mr Ridsdale is executive director at Camelot, which runs National Lottery competitions, and he helps to oversee how lottery donations to good causes can make a difference around the country at places like the Old Fire Station.

During a meeting at the cafe at the venue, Mr Taylor told Mr Ridsdale how Crisis Skylight’s support for Arts at the Old Fire Station had made such a difference.

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