Ellie Goulding announces 'Streets Of London' charity concert at the Wembley SSE Arena on 20th December
Ellie Goulding has announced her annual charity concert to raise money for London homeless charity “Streets of London”. This year Goulding, who is an ambassador for the charity, will be joined by the likes of Dua Lipa, Bastille, Sigrid, Mabel, Grace Carter, Jax Jones, Dermot Kennedy and many more on stage at Wembley SSE Arena on 20th December. Pre-order tickets here: https://ellie.lnk.to/SOL
Since 2014, Global UN Ambassador Ellie Goulding's annual Christmas gig for Streets of London has raised more than £300,000, which has helped the charity to fund dozens of projects that are helping homeless people turn their lives around.
Speaking about the concert and her work with Streets of London, Ellie Goulding explains:-
“Every year the event we’ve done for Streets of London has been absolutely magical and moving, I know this year will be the greatest yet.”
Homelessness is a major problem in London today. On any given night in London, there are likely to be more than 1,000 people sleeping out on the streets (nearly treble the number there were in 2010) many more are in hostels or temporary accommodation and don't have a home to call their own. This can be incredibly damaging, and the average life expectancy of a homeless rough sleeper is just 47 years old.
Streets of London are currently funding twelve projects providing specialist support to get people off the streets and make a fresh start. Projects include a winter night shelter for vulnerable rough sleepers, a rehab hostel for people recovering from addictions, also several employment support projects, which help homeless people to look for jobs and then find and keep work.
People end up homeless for many different reasons and many need specialist help to get back on their feet and find a secure home. Those who have been homeless can require a lot of different types of support beyond help with securing housing, such as with mental health and addiction issues, understanding their rights, and with building their employability, skills and self-confidence.
With the right support, people who are homeless can turn their lives around. There are lots of great charities throughout London that work hard to provide these services; many of them are small and not very well-known and funding can be hard to secure.
The UK is one of the wealthiest countries in the world and London one of the wealthiest cities - no one should be spending night after night sleeping on the street. By working together we can make a real difference and help support those who are struggling to get off the streets for good.
The involvement of Ellie, and the many stars who have generously supported Streets of London by giving their time and talents, also helps raise awareness about homelessness, particularly among young people, engaging them in the issue and the need to work for change.
For more information on Streets Of London: http://www.streetsoflondon.org.uk/
Rovio Entertainment Corp. has partnered with the multi-platinum Grammy Award-winning band Imagine Dragons to launch “Angry Birds x Imagine Dragons,” a free in-game event playable in Angry Birds Match now through Sept. 25, 2018. The event benefits the Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF), a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping families cope financially and emotionally with paediatric cancer.
Imagine Dragons commented:-
"The Tyler Robinson Foundation is a cause very close to our hearts. These kids and their families should never have to suffer financial despair when they're already battling cancer together, and it's an honour to help them out any way we can. We jumped at the chance to join with Angry Birds to bring more awareness and support to TRF and these kids."
In “Angry Birds x Imagine Dragons,” adorable baby Angry Birds, a.k.a. the Hatchlings, need a hand as they get ready to rock out in support of TRF. Take part in special challenges, collect VIP passes, and help the Hatchlings set the stage for the biggest concert ever. The in-game event features an exciting new location, the Las Vegas Concert Arena, and three new characters with nine exclusive outfits, including rockstar gear and dragon wings. Additionally, Imagine Dragons’ newest single “Natural” provides the perfect soundtrack for the event.
Kim Gradisher, Tyler Robinson Foundation Executive Director, said:-
“We are incredibly grateful to Imagine Dragons and Rovio Entertainment for using this compelling brand pairing to support TRF and the many families battling paediatric cancer. By using their considerable public platform and reach to draw awareness and encourage giving, Imagine Dragons and the creators of Angry Birds have helped to make a deep impact in the lives of TRF families. Every day, but particularly in September during childhood cancer awareness month, it’s so important to let these families know they do not face their battle alone.”
“Angry Birds x Imagine Dragons” coincides with childhood cancer awareness month and is one of many initiatives TRF supports during September to expand its mission. The Angry Birds Match game will also be featured during the Foundation’s annual “Rise Up” charity gala held on Friday, Sept. 14, in Las Vegas. Integrated placements in the game will link to the campaign’s landing page at trf.org/angrybirds, where players can read more about the cause and take action by donating.
Ville Heijari, CMO, Rovio Entertainment, commented:-
“It’s an honour to team up with Imagine Dragons to support all the good the Tyler Robinson Foundation does for children and families battling this life-threatening disease. It’s our hope Angry Birds Match will help raise awareness around the world about this very important mission and inspire fans everywhere to join the cause.”
Imagine Dragons fans can give back to TRF and catch the band perform an exclusive acoustic set during the “Rise Up” gala by visiting Facebook.com/ImagineDragons on Friday, Sept. 14, at 9 p.m. PT. For more information on TRF and “Rise Up’’ gala visit http://www.trf.org/.
Angry Birds Match stars the Hatchlings, adorable fuzz balls from The Angry Birds Movie. Arrange toys, stars and other items to pop the piggies and help the Hatchlings with different challenges. Angry Birds Match is free to download with in-app purchases on iOS devices through the App Store and Android devices via Google Play.
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