I know it's bloody freezing, so, um, what better time to give away your sleeping bag than now? Cover For Kashmir is doing an appeal aimed at festival-going types (and let's face it, the only fest around now is ATP which is all cosied up in chalets) to help with the relief operation in Kashmir and North Pakistan.
CMU reports: Atleast three million are still homeless following the earthquake, and thousands will die this winter unless they find shelter - or the shelter reaches them. To help in remedying the situation, a ' Drive For Life tour' has been organised. The 'Cover For Kashmir' van will drive to 8 major cities over the course of 4 days to pick up warm winter sleeping bags and blankets from festival goers, students and the general public around the UK and at collection points set up at major universities across the country. You've missed Leeds and Manchester, that was yesterday, but the van's still to call at the following locations:
Liverpool, Nottingham, Birmingham: Friday 18 Nov (that's today - quick
Bristol: Saturday 19 Nov
Oxford, London: Sunday 20 Nov
You can also send stuff to Studio 35, The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick lane, London, E1 6QL. If you haven't got a sleeping bag, go buy one, or make a donation to the relief effort at http://www.dec.org.uk. For more info