Joe Dempsie, best known as Gendry in Game of Thrones, Chris in E4 teen-comedy drama Skins and dramas such as Peak Practice, is very excited about his new role.
‘I’m proud to be an Ambassador for DENS and do my bit to raise awareness of this awesome local charity, as well as highlight the issues of people 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 has jumped straight into his new role and has already signed up to the DENS Sleepout Challenge on 15 November at Hemel Hempstead School and is urging everyone to join him for the night. ‘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 have to face sleeping rough every night. Join me in helping them get back on the straight and narrow.’
Fran Martin, Head of Fundraising and Communications says: ‘We are delighted to have Joe on board and know that with his great profile and incredible social media following (including over 475,000 Instagram followers), he can really help us increase people’s awareness of DENS and showcase the amazing work we do to help people rebuild their lives in Dacorum.’
Fran continues: ‘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/Sleepout2019.
To donate funds towards the Sleepout, visit www.justgiving.com/campaign/denssleepout2019