Put your slippers on at school and help Shelter to be there for homeless children this Christmas

School children across the country are being asked to kick off their school shoes and snuggle into their slippers on 9 December to raise money in support of homeless children.

With over 100,000 children in Britain waking up homeless last Christmas, Shelter is calling on schools to take part in this fun and easy fundraiser and support the charity’s work helping families with nowhere to call home.

As well as wearing your slippers for a small donation, schools are encouraged to take part in other fundraising activities on the day, such as bake sales, raffles and slipper catwalks.

Shelter has also created a range of learning resources to get children thinking about homelessness, such as creative writing worksheets and home themed colouring sheets. These can all be downloaded and printed from www.shelter.org.uk/slippers .

Shelter is keen to hear from schools taking part – share your photos and stories on social media with #slippersforshelter or email slippers@shelter.org.uk

Campbell Robb, chief executive of Shelter, said: “It’s heartbreaking that even one child should spend Christmas homeless, let alone more than 100,000. But through something as simple as wearing a pair of slippers to school, children across the country can help to make a difference to the lives of thousands of homeless children.

“The support and generosity from the students and staff of every school that takes part is hugely appreciated. Every penny raised will go towards helping us provide expert advice and support for any family facing homelessness this Christmas.”

To find out more about how to sign-up for Slippers for Shelter, and give your support to Shelter’s emergency Christmas appeal visit www.shelter.org.uk/Slippers.