'Breaking News!': News anchor, 10, calls on Redbridge schools to raise money for rough sleepers
PUBLISHED: 13:13 04 December 2018
"Hi, I'm Malachi - and I am interrupting your regular broadcasting to bring you this urgent message."
A 10-year-old news anchor is calling on schools across Redbridge to help raise funds to tackle the borough’s rough sleeping crisis.
Malachi Richards-George, a pupil at SS Peter and Paul’s Catholic School, in Gordon Road, stars as a news presenter in the latest video from crowdfunding campaign Redbridge Together released today (December 4).
“We need you,” he tells the viewers, urging them to host end-of-terms parties, bake sales and competitions.
“Together we can raise the money to end rough sleeping in Ilford.”
Ten people have died homeless in Redbridge since October 2017.
At least 26 people are currently sleeping on the streets, according to the latest rough sleeper count.
For more information on getting involved email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02084773858