Paul Deacon who wants to thank everyone who showed him kindness over Christmas especially the staff at Natural World Pets (PICTURED), in Syston, where they slept in a skip – Staff bought them a tent and gave them food and money. See NTI story NTISKIP. A couple who slept in a skip, doorways and a tent after they lost their home have said they wanted to thank the many people who had shown them kindness since they began living on the streets. Paul Deacon, 49, and partner Sheena Rudy, 50, said they were evicted by their landlord six months ago after falling behind with their rent. For a while, they relied on the hospitality of friends and lived with anyone who would take them. But shortly before Christmas, the couple found themselves on the streets. Now the pair have come forward to talk about their experiences, and thank everyone who has helped them. They include staff at Natural World pet shop, in Syston, who gave the couple food, hot drinks and even bought them a tent after realising they had spent a couple of nights in a nearby skip.