'I'm crying' - Homeless group delight after kind gesture by Man United legends
Published 19/10/2015 | 09:08
Manchester United legends Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs have reportedly told a group of homeless people that they can stay in the occupied building they plan on turning into a boutique hotel.
Homeless rights activists have taken up residence at Manchester’s historic Stock Exchange, claiming the legal right to occupy the building under squatter’s rights.
Manchester Evening News reports that Neville and Giggs, who plan on transforming the The Grade II-listed building into a plush hotel, have decided to allow squatters remain in the building until February when construction work is due to commence.
The hotel will feature 35 beds, a basement gym and spa, a roof-top private members’ terrace, a restaurant and a bar
A group under the name of Manchester Angels had been occupying the Stock Exchange and posted their appreciation at the kind gesture on their Facebook page.
"I'm crying... Just go off the phone to Gary Neville...He's letting us stay for a few months over the winter period and he's gonna help us with intervention. I'm shaking here. #TheGraftPaysOff"