Behind the scenes of ‘Onward Christian Soldiers’ The Long Walk To End Homelessness

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Last week we caught up with Christian as we continue to film the documentary ‘Onward Christian Soldiers’ We will be catching up again once more which will be the finish to the film and his story about his walk to end and raise awareness for the homeless. Christian also joined us on our ‘Sleep out for Crisis’ where we have met our target that we wanted to raise.

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Here is Christian being interviewed on green screen and a exclusive look behind the scenes for you.

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We look forward to showing the film when finished and to those who really do support the homeless charities then here is the link to donate to Crisis who look after some of the most vulnerable homeless people in the UK.

Thanks very much,
https://www.justgiving.com/teams/TheLynchMobAgency

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Inspiring stories of 5 actors that you know, that overcame homelessness.

1. Daniel Craig

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Daniel Craig is a British actor who is infamously known for his role as James Bond in the latest Bond movies. It was reported in Daily Mail newspaper, October 14, 2005, that Daniel was found sleeping in a park bench in London while he was struggling as an actor. Now after his big success no one could even think that Mr Bond was so helpless that he had to sleep on a park bench.

2. Sylvester Stallone

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After seeing this name most of the “Rambo” and “Rocky” fans would get a shock that how could a rich and famous person like Sylvester be homeless. According to Total Film magazine, Sylvester said that he was broke and was basically sleeping in the port authority bus station for three weeks straight. Then he saw a wanted post in the paper about the film The Party at Kitty and studs who were paying $100 a day, he said that the offer was too good that he would do anything for it. So after working 2 days on the set he was finally able to get himself out of the bus station.

3. Jim Carrey

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Jim Carrey is an actor, writer, producer and one hell of a comedian. He is my personal favourite comedian; due to his unimaginable talents he has won many hearts over the globe. But it sounds very sad to know that the famous Jim Carrey was once homeless. It was said that even his parents were so poor that they couldn’t afford a place either. While Jim was also struggling as an actor, he and his family, which includes elder brother John Carrey, elder sister Rita Carrey, and parents Percy Carrey and Kathleen Carrey were living in a tent in the backyard of the home of Jim’s elder sister Patricia Carrey who was married.

4. Halle Berry

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Halle berry is an Oscar and Emmy award winning actress, and is famous for her role as Storm in X-Men trilogy. In 2007, Reader’s Digest had interviewed berry, in which she told the interviewer that after leaving home for the first time, while she was struggling as an actress she had to live in a homeless shelter. The reason was that her mother had refused to pay her anymore and had given her two choices, either to come home or find a way herself. The actress refused to go back and continued her struggle and now as we can see how successful she is. But not many can even imagine her being homeless.

5. Charlie Chaplin

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Charlie Chaplin is a name known to many people. He was the person who had made people laugh their socks off for decades without uttering a single word. The reports were that Chaplin had a very sad childhood. In his early age he had felt a lot of pain as her mother had a mental breakdown because of his father’s death and they didn’t have any place to stay either. After getting famous Chaplin had made people laugh till his death. But from the inside he was still hurt. He often quoted that “I love to walk in the rain because no one could see me crying”.

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Amy Winehouse Homeless Foundation raises £1.9m

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The Amy Winehouse Foundation has raised nearly £1.9 million in a year.

I was first introduced to Amy, when I worked on the prison drama ‘Screwed’ in Scarborough in 2011 written by Ronnie Thompson and Colin Butts when I worked closely with director Reg Traviss for the 5 weeks on the film while we was dating the singer until the time of her tragic death.

The charity – which was set up in September 2011 to support homeless young people and individuals with substance abuse issues following the singer’s untimely death aged 27 in July 2011 – has raised more than £700,000 from Amy’s father Mitch Winehouse’s book about the ‘Rehab’ hitmaker, ‘Amy, My Daughter’.

Sales of Amy’s posthumous album, ‘Lioness: Hidden Treasures’, have also topped £700,000 and a ball held in her name generated £103,000 for the cause.

The late star’s family have been able to use £340,000 to help disadvantaged youngsters, including £20,000 to help people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and £38,000 has gone to homeless charity Centrepoint.

The foundation has also funded scholarships to London’s Sylvia Young Theatre School, a stage school Amy attended until she was 15 years old.
Amy’s old home in Camden Town, north London, is currently housing around 60 young homeless people, who are given a hot meal each day, and a road nearby looks set to be named after her.

Mitch recently called on Beyonce to donate to The Amy Winehouse Foundation after he appeared far from impressed with the singing sensation teaming up with Andre 3000 on a cover of the late star’s hit ‘Back to Black’ for new movie ‘The Great Gatsby’.
Last month, he wrote on Twitter: ”First I have heard about Beyonce and Back to Black. Sounds like some of you don’t like the idea.

”I don’t know this but what if Beyonce gave £100,000 to foundation. Do you know how many kids that would help? Just putting it out there!
”Let me repeat. This is the first I have heard of Beyonce doing Amys song.