12 boys’ and 12 girls’ teams came together from across the world, from Belarus to Uzbekistan, to take part in the Street Kids’ Football World Cup in Moscow– a festival of football bringing together homeless and socially excluded children to celebrate the remarkable power of football.
Also this week…
- Raynor Winn told The Big Issue last year how she dealt with homelessness and her partner’s terminal illness. Now, living alongside the route that led to her redemption and having published bestselling book The Salt Path she says the reality of rural poverty still passes her door every day.
- Sheila Hancock tells us how she faced down a 2,000ft mountain to tell a story about loneliness, ageing and peak adrenalin in her latest flick, Edie.
Online this week…
- Ronnie O’Sullivan compares his snooker career to an injured animal – “I can’t put [it] out of its misery” – in this week’s Letter To My Younger Self
- Straight-talking TV doctor Christian Jessen says the NHS hasn’t kept pace with society – and in Mental Health Awareness Week he says it’s leading to a social media-fuelled crisis
- And Dani Garavelli meets a hostel manager and a nurse who are helping homeless people with end-of-life care