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Fundraiser planned to help the homeless

Newbury folk band to perform in aid of West Berkshire Homeless

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Fundraiser planned to help the homeless

A CONCERT to raise funds to help the homeless will be held in Newbury next week as a community-based charity continues its drive to tackle the problem.

Local folk band MoCairde will be performing at Newbury Methodist Church on Friday, July 7, in aid of West Berkshire Homeless.

All funds raised will go to the newly-formed charity which is currently undergoing the official registration process.

Catherine Knight said thousands of pounds had already been raised through public donations, helping to take seven people off the streets.

She said: “We need to have a zero tolerance of homelessness.

“We’re one of the most affluent areas in the country and we shouldn’t allow people to be forced to sleep on the streets.”

The concert will be held at Newbury Methodist Church from 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £7 for adults, £5 for children or a family ticket can be purchased for £20.

The money raised at the concert will go directly to help find accommodation for other rough sleepers in the area.

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  • rooter37

    30/06/2017 - 16:04

    Oh the irony of this story being below the headline story of "Homelessness in West Berkshire continues to fall"

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  • GloriousE

    30/06/2017 - 14:02

    You should start a petition asking that our local MP, Richard Benyon do something about the homeless. The mans owns hundreds of acres in the area. He could gift some of it for housing development and he can even afford to pay to have some homes built himself. The rents could then be re-invested in building other affordable homes in the area........

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    • juzzthefuzz

      30/06/2017 - 18:06

      A brilliant idea, truly. The younger generation cannot afford to live here at all. Without investment, there will be an increase in homelessness.

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      • GloriousE

        01/07/2017 - 15:03

        juzzthefuzz - It's just common sense, something which most seem to be devoid of. I don't know about you, but I am sick of the apparent depleting of a social conscious in this country. Too many people believing what the mainstream press are telling them, that everything is the fault of immigrants. This suits the Tory's because they can keep cutting away and just allow the masses to keep focusing their resentment on the immigrants. People really need to be woken up.

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        • juzzthefuzz

          03/07/2017 - 00:12

          I needn't say more, I totally agree.

          Reply

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