Ellie Goulding has announced that she is doing a live show to aid a homeless charity.
The singer will perform at the London Shepherd’s Bush Empire with friends and fellow musicians. The show will be held in support of Streets of London on December 16, reports Digital Spy.
“Many of you would have seen the reports of the anti-homeless spikes across London this year, and the coverage brought it to a head for many people on the plight of the homeless. I too feel strongly about it, as I feel it’s symptomatic of the way many people in society view homeless people, mostly through a lack of understanding about the issue.”
Goulding added, “It was so blatantly disrespectful towards them, and treating them as if they have no value, that I have decided to work with the homeless charity Streets of London and put on a special gig on December 16 at the Shepherds Bush Empire.”
Streets of London uses funds to support people who are homeless throughout London. The organization also raises awareness about the issues of the homeless. This show follows a fundraising auction that was held back in March. That event featured Coldplay, The Rolling Stones, Florence and The Machine, and Alt-J donated items, reports Capital FM.
Streets of London works hard to ensure that the homeless receive life-changing advice and support to help them get off of the streets. It enables them to find the resources they need to begin new chapters in their lives.
It is especially important that funds are raised during the winter months to ensure that shelters are up and running and offering services to the homeless community. Every penny raised by Ellie Goulding’s show will be used for the charity work.
“If you feel as strongly as me, I would love you to join me that evening to raise funds and increase awareness to make it a special evening,” Goulding said.
“We’re thrilled to have Ellie Goulding’s support for this important cause. We fund specialist support for people who are homeless in London, ensuring that they have the advice and support they need to be able to move on and make lasting changes in their lives. Every penny raised at this fund-raising show will help. The money raised will allow us to make a number of substantial grants in time for Christmas, providing much-needed funding to projects that will make a real difference to the lives of homeless people. This is a great end to 2014 for us, and we’re very grateful to Ellie for her generous support,” Ian Steuart Fothringham, the director of Streets of London, said.
Goulding will be joined on stage by Band of Skulls, Bastille, Birdy, Gabrielle Aplin, Jess Glynne, Kodaline, Kwabs, Tom Odell, and Years & Years.
Tickets for Goulding’s live show went on sale Friday November 28 at 9 a.m. On Sunday, Streets of London’s website posted that tickets had sold out.