TV vote to help get cash for heroes

Bedfordshire Housing Link need your votes
Bedfordshire Housing Link need your votes

A charity is hoping to get homeless military veterans off the streets by Christmas - with the help of TV viewers.

Bedfordshire Housing Link’s ‘Heroes House’, is in with a chance of winning up to &50,000 when it features on ITV People’s Millions on Monday.

Viewers will be asked to vote for Heroes House, or a charity which runs holidays for disbled children, with the winner bagging the cash.

During the show, a short film will be shown explaining how Bedfordshire Housing Link hopes to create a new home in Bedfordshire - Heroes House - to provide accommodation and support to homeless veterans, which make up about one-in-ten of all homless people.

The charity’s CEO Janet Prince said: “There is a real need for this project. We started a pilot project supporting veterans earlier this year and within weeks we had a waiting list of 15 veterans in crisis and in need of somewhere to live. We are desperate to help them before the cold winter starts.”

Ms Prince added: “There are so many deserving charities out there; we just hope we can convince the public that Heroes House deserves the funding on this occasion!”

The People’s Millions is a collabroration between ITV and the Big Lottery Fund. BHL will feature on the Anglia West ITV evening news on Monday (November 24) when members of the public can call and vote. For more information go to www.peoplesmillions.org.uk/2014-finalists/anglia-west/heroes-house