Sunday, 8 March 2015

Paul Weller Jam-med a homeless man into his tour bus for Plymouth trip says The Plymouth Herald

The Plymouth Heralds reports: -

In a story perhaps better suited to the News of the World, Modfather Paul Weller gave a homeless man a lift to Plymouth when he came to the city on Thursday, it has been revealed. 

Weller, who started his career in The Jam, helped the Changing Man make his way to the city where he is hoping to find work. 

Paul Weller started his UK spring tour at Plymouth Pavilions on Thursday, and his tour bus picked up the former Royal Marine Mark at Taunton services. 

Weller stopped the ex-serviceman Going Underground and kept him out of the Wild Wood, bringing him to the city. 

Mark has now gone on to Looe where he is camping and looking for work. 

Mark had been living on the East Coast in Lincolnshire and had managed to get to Taunton with the help of friends and the East-Coast Homeless Outreach. 

He missed another friend who was going to bring him to the city, but managed to blag a ride in a rock and roll tour bus instead - proving Plymouth is anything but a Town Called Malice. 

The Outreach's Tony Norbury said: "All in all a great effort from all to get a homeless person back on their feet." 

Paul Weller has long been a supporter of homelessness causes - including headlining gigs at the Hammersmith Apollo in aid of the London charity Crisis. 


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