Man gives holiday home to Cyprus refugees

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A FORMER oriental rug salesman is offering up his holiday home and auctioning an £18,000 carpet to help Syrian and Palestinian refugees in Cyprus.

Adam Flude, 53, from Summersdale, is auctioning one of his most precious carpets and offering his family holiday home in Cyprus to homeless refugees in the area.

He said he would like to give a family his home for five months, or as long as they need, after witnessing the hardship they are facing.

“My family bought the house four years ago as a second home in the sun,” he said. “Having worked for the homeless charity Shelter and spent half my life moaning about people who own two homes, then buying one myself, I felt like a bit of a hypocrite, so having an affinity for people who have lost everything and have no roof over their heads.

“I decided I should offer our home to some of those people to help them get back on their feet.”

Adam has also put his most valuable Egyptian Silk rug, which he values at around £18,000, up for auction.

He is giving his holiday home to refugees for free, but he said he will need about £750 a month to cover their basic living costs.

To donate or to make a bid in the auction contact Adam on adamflude@btinternet.com or 01243 528295. To find out more about Adam’s campaign visit www.facebook.com/refugeesupportCY