Crystal Palace have joined forces with Croydon Council to set up an emergency shelter for south London's rough sleepers this winter, offering up to 10 homeless people warm beds, hot meals and washing facilities.
Camping beds have been set up in a lounge area of Selhurst Park as local authorities look to protect society's most vulnerable this winter, with temperatures already dropping below freezing during the night throughout parts of the UK.
Chief executive Phil Alexander said that Crystal Palace
"We are delighted to be collaborating with Croydon Council and their partner agencies to ensure that rough sleepers can find an emergency shelter in the event of severe winter weather,"
Fantastic gesture here's hoping more will follow their lead珞— Nichola Bannon (@n_bannon) January 19, 2019
Councillor Alison Butler hopes that other Premier League clubs will follow in Crystal Palace's footsteps, adding that the shelter is a '
Crystal Palace is turning the club lounge in its stadium into an emergency homeless shelter.— BBC Radio 5 Live (@bbc5live) January 18, 2019
There'll be space for up to 10 rough sleepers to stay at Selhurst Park on nights when temperatures are expected to drop below freezing.
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