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Spice Girl Mel C calls on Bromley residents to climb Tower 42 to combat homelessness

PUBLISHED: 12:14 05 November 2015 | UPDATED: 12:29 05 November 2015

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Melanie C

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There was a 35% increase in homelessness in the borough compared to five years ago

Former Spice Girl Mel C has called on the people of Bromley to dig out their trainers and take on a climbing challenge.

Homeless charity Shelter, for whom the popstar is an ambassador, is holding a Vertical Rush event on March 8 which will see over 1,200 repople racing up the 920 steps of Tower 42, London’s original skyscraper.

The charity, which turns 50 next year, aims to raise £365,000 for its advice services which are becoming stretched with more and more people coming to them for help.

The singer said: “As a Shelter ambassador, and someone passionate about the importance of everyone having access to a safe, secure and affordable home, I was distraught to learn about the growing problem of homelessness in Bromley.

“A shocking 144 households were declared homeless in the borough in the last three months alone, which is over a 35% increase compared to the same period 5 years ago.

“I’m calling on people in Bromley to lace up their running shoes and take on the challenge.”

To sign up, visit www.shelter.org.uk/verticalrush

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