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LISTEN: From sleeping on the streets to helping Surrey's homeless

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LISTEN: From sleeping on the streets to helping Surrey's homeless

Published at 3:55pm 24th February 2017. (Updated at 3:56pm 24th February 2017)

A Cobham man shares his story, from sleeping on the streets to providing over 2000 homeless people with bedding.

Spencer Gymer spent time on the streets as a youngster, suffering from addiction as well as mental health problems.

Since coming out of rehab, he's worked with addicts, in treatment centres and prisons, to help them on the same positive journey that he's been on.

In December, Spencer set up the 'Pillow in the Park' initiative, asking people to donate any unwanted bedding to the homeless.

Thanks to the generosity of the public, over 2000 of Surrey and London's homeless received duvets, blankets and pillows over the cold Christmas time.

Now, the initiative is aiming to raise £10,000 to supply a van, enabling the ongoing supply of bedding and clothing.

Spencer shares his story, and what he learned about the people living on the streets: 

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