Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 18 October 2019

Fancy being read a bedtime story by Will Smith and Helen Mirren?

The stars have joined a campaign to read bedtime stories during a one-night fundraising campaign to help fight global homelessness

Will Smith and Helen Mirren will read a bedtime story during a one-night fundraising event to help fight global homelessness this December. AP Photo 
Will Smith and Helen Mirren will read a bedtime story during a one-night fundraising event to help fight global homelessness this December. AP Photo 

Will Smith and Dame Helen Mirren will read a bedtime story during a one-night fundraising event to help fight global homelessness.

Smith and Mirren will each tell their story from different locations during the World’s Big Sleep Out on Saturday, December 7. The campaign will encourage people in 50 cities globally to sleep outside for a night in hopes of raising $50 million (Dh183m) for the charity.

Smith’s reading will take place in Times Square in New York City and Mirren will appear in London's Trafalgar Square.

Each location is expected to feature live performances. The sleep out will also be held in other major cities including Chicago, Amsterdam, Madrid and Los Angeles.

All the proceeds raised will go toward registered charities helping homeless and displaced people.

Although not for charity, actor Tom Hardy has done something similar in the past, reading a bedtime story for British children's TV channel CBeebies for its Bedtime Stories show.

In May 2017, Hardy read Odd Dog Out by Rob Biddup, the story of a sausage dog, trying to find her place in the world. Ultimately, she realises that being who you are is the best way to be, in the heart-warming tale.

Enjoy the incredibly soothing listen here:

Updated: September 17, 2019 11:29 AM

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