More than NINE THOUSAND children in our region will not have their own bed to sleep in this Christmas.
Huge numbers of youngsters across Merseyside are currently forced to share a bed with siblings or other family members or are left sleeping on a couch, according to new research.
Data from the Liverpool City Region and charity Buttle UK estimates that there are a total of 9,042 children in our region that do not have a bed of their own.
This means that more than 9,000 children across Merseyside could be starting the day at a disadvantage to others having not had a proper night’s sleep.
The news comes as the ECHO teams up with children’s charity the NSPCC in a bid to make sure every child has a voice this Christmas.
In a bid to change the fortunes of thousands of Merseyside youngsters, Liverpool social enterprise FRC Group, who also run Bulky Bob’s, is launching “Beds for Kids” as part of their End Furniture Poverty campaign with the help of Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram.
The campaign is calling on members of the public to help and is urging people to donate here.
The charity is working with referral agencies from across Merseyside to identify children in need of a bed but are calling on the public to let them know if they know of a child in need of a bed by emailing email@example.com
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