Today (Saturday) is World Homelessness Day and to raise funds for the charity that helped him, a former homeless man from Bedford has organised a sponsored hike, symbolically carrying his possessions on his back.
Two years ago, Marcellus began living on the streets of Bedford when his relationship ended.
He now works for the King’s Arms Project Pathways to Employment team bringing community and opportunity to people who are in the same situation he was in not that long ago.
“King’s Arms Move-On Housing helped me, then Pathways to Employment created a community for me,” said Marcellus
“I’m part of the Project now, and guys are looking at me and seeing a model of what could happen for them. A lot of them are saying they want to volunteer for Project. More money raised will help more do that.”