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Punks party for the homeless

 
November 2nd 2010
 


A punk music project is helping to raise money for street children in Latin America with a series of gigs around the UK.

Punk 4 the Homeless started in Boston, Lancashire, but has expanded across the country, with the first London gig set for 6 November and shows scheduled for Sheffield, Bolton and Manchester.

The London gig will feature bands including SKURVI, Freedom Faction, OiZ II MEN and Loudmouth Eddi.

Gary Eagling, who set up the project at his local church, said: "I went to church one Sunday morning and they were singing the hymn Lord of Sea and Sky, and this triggered the thought that I had heard it before on a Vandals album."

This inspired him to start Punk 4 the Homeless, in a bid to "raise money for homeless charities and introduce youngsters to the scene".

"We have a free download compilation due out through Stoneage Records," he added. "It has punks, skinheads, people of various sexualities, Christians and Muslims on it, giving us a united approach to the problem at hand."

All money raised will go to Casa Alianza UK, which works with street children in Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Mexico.

Although the project doesn't make a huge amount of money, it does help to raise awareness, with more than 18,000 visitors in under a year, said Eagling.

• The first London gig will be held at Urban Bar in Whitechapel Road, with tickets priced at £3 all night. Visit www.myspace.com/punk4thehomeless for more information or to get involved.

 
 
 

November 2010

 

Contents

London's hub

Why Rochester Row?

Over 1,800 convicted under Vagrancy Act

Estimates of ex-service homelessness exaggerated, claims charity

Gone, but not forgotten

A thousand cuts

Boris slammed by homelessness charity

Big Society event

Sleep outs spark debate

Homeless charities gear up for cuts

Children held for fire attack on homeless man in Jamaica

Housing associations treble surpluses

Homeless hate crime passed in Florida

Homeless tours of London

Punks party for the homeless

In from the cold

Ex-homeless Mr England

Housing benefit help

Council strategy restricts emergency beds

First new council homes in a generation

Evictions fall by a third

New changes to housing law

Churches charity urges government to meet housing targets

World Aids Day - 1 December

Could cuts see the return of hostels?

Street Shield 18: A mystery to solve

 

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