North East man’s 30 day homeless challenge begins

North East man Gordon Cruden has began his 30-day experience of living homeless in five of the biggest cities across the UK and Ireland.

Mr Cruden arrived in London yesterday with about 70p, which he gave to the first homeless person he saw so to start with nothing, no spare clothes and nowhere to sleep.

Gordon Cruden is sleeping rough in five cities to highlight homelessness.

Gordon Cruden is sleeping rough in five cities to highlight homelessness.

Mr Cruden, originally from Fraserburgh but now living in Oldmeldrum, does have a phone so that he can update followers with his progress; telling the tales of homeless people he meets during his life on the streets.

He uploaded his first video in London just as began his journey, and you can follow his progress here and his Facebook page.

Sleeping rough for 30 days, Gordon will live the homeless life in London, Cardiff, Dublin, Belfast and Edinburgh for the Buy Benaiah campaign as part of the Teen Challenge North East Scotland charity.

Benaiah is a shelter home near Mintlaw that, if enough funds are raised, can ‘provide hurting women with residential support on a permanent basis’.

Donations can be made on www.tcns.org.uk.