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‘I’m always tired, Miss’: the sleepless children of Leeds’ bed poverty crisis

Teacher Bex Wilson was shocked to learn a pupil had no bed to sleep in. But this was the tip of the iceberg

Real heroes don’t wear capes, but they do bring duvets. Such as Bex Wilson and her dad, Mark, who spent the night before Christmas bringing beds and duvets to children who would otherwise have been sleeping on the floor or in a bathtub.

“It surprises people how many kids in Leeds don’t have beds. It surprised me,” said Wilson.

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