Here are the stark facts about homelessness. On 31st January 2019, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government released the autumn 2018 figures for rough sleeping (which is a snapshot on any one night). A total of 4,677 people were counted as rough sleeping in England on any one night. 358 people in the East Midlands – 14% rise on 2017 figures. Of the 4,677 counted, a total of 3,937 were male, 642 were female and 98 gender unknown. (14% were women). Overall increase of 169% since 2010. About Emmanuel House All the services Emmanuel House offers are oriented to preventing homelessness or supporting people out of homelessness into accommodation and settlement.
Last year I ran a music concert for EH which enabled us to donate over £1800 to EH.
This year I would like to do another concert which will take place at the Poppy & Pint in Lady Bay on the 26th October 2019 with a slightly different theme for with the same target donor in mind. I need to raise £650 to pay for the concert expenses, printing, advertising and publicity and the hire of the venue. If I can raise the £650 before the concert starts then all the proceeds can go to EH with nothing deducted so please help me raise the cash for this worthy charity. Whilst I am approaching local business's there is no certainty of donations in these austere times so if 1300. people donate 50p each it gets us there. If 650 people donating £1 does the same. If we exceed the target, all the money raised over and above the £650 to cover costs, will go towards the proceeds of the evening. So please dig into your pocket and help out.
Many thanks Paul Graham