Joe Dempsie, best known as Gendry in Game of Thrones and Chris in E4 teen-comedy drama Skins has become an ambassador for homelessness charity DENS.
Joe has jumped straight into his new role and has already signed up to the DENS Sponsored Sleepout Challenge along with the six from My News HQ.
Speaking about his new role, he said: “I’m proud to be an ambassador for DENS and to do my bit to raise awareness of this awesome local charity, as well as highlight the issues people face when facing homelessness, poverty and social inclusion.
“Chatting to the residents at the Elms hostel, it’s incredible to see, first-hand, the great work that DENS do to help those who find themselves homeless; many of them younger than you’d think, and nearly all of them finding themselves there following turbulent childhoods or sudden, unforeseen changes in circumstance that’s left them struggling to keep their heads above water.”
Joe is urging everyone to join him on November 15 at Hemel Hempstead School for the sleepout.
He said: “Come on Guys, let’s do this. For one night only, let’s swap our cosy beds and put ourselves in the shoes of those who must face sleeping rough every night. Join me in helping them get back on the straight and narrow.”
Fran Martin, Head of Fundraising and Communications said: “We’re thrilled Joe’s attending our Sponsored Sleepout and we know he’d love you all to join him, so sign up today to do something amazing and make a difference.”
For more information about the Sleepout, kindly sponsored by Imagine, visit www.dens.org.uk/Sleepout