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Charity scheme makes survival blankets for homeless from crisp packets

A former young homeless man is driving a nationwide incentive to generate survival blankets in a bid to help rough sleepers over the winter period.

Miley Porritt, 23, from Somerset, has experienced rough sleeping first hand, and is calling for people across the UK to send him their empty crisp packets which are used to make these blankets.

With an estimated 320,000 homeless people in the UK – an increase of 4% from last year – this project aims to help thousands of rough sleepers across the country.

Mr Porritt told Mancunian Matters: “I have experience of homelessness and I know how cold it gets at this time of the year.


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