Sir Trevor McDonald, veteran newsman and President of Depaul UK, has issued a message of support for the charity during the Covid-19 crisis.

Sir Trevor said: “In my lifelong career as a journalist and newsreader, I’ve seen that overcoming extraordinary crises, such as the Coronavirus pandemic, demands extraordinary effort from dedicated people.

“For 30 years, Depaul UK have been supporting young people at risk of homelessness. Their staff are meeting this crisis head on, running new, emergency accommodation for those who would otherwise be left on the streets, and continuing to provide safe accommodation, support and counselling to almost 1,000 young people with nowhere else to turn.

“However, this crisis has left Depaul UK understaffed and short of the resources they desperately need. With your support, they can provide more young people with a safe, stable place to stay and the chance to escape homelessness for good.”

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