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Reg Meuross and Sidmouth Parish Church joined forces on August 9th to raise funds for the homeless in and around Sidmouth via the amazing Gateway Charity. A wonderful concert (and some busking from Reg outside the church!) with Anna Tanvir and the Totnes Pop Up choir was held and money was raised.

Homelessness is a cause close to Reg Meuross’s heart and he would like to keep going raising funds for Gateway which was set up by local residents Lesley Crawford and Ann Worthington, both with professional backgrounds in housing and social care, joined forces to provide practical help to people in the Sid Valley area who are homeless, or at risk of losing the roof over their head.

Gateway has now directly helped at least 40 people over the last three years by providing sleeping bags and food, as well as working to find suitable housing for those in need. But the number of people at risk of losing their homes has increased. The charity puts this down to the increase in zero-hours contracts and insecure, variable incomes, and difficulties in claiming housing benefit

He is known as a songwriter with a social conscience, and has won two awards for his song Faraway People, which highlights the plight of vulnerable people who have fallen victim to benefit cuts. The song tells the stories of real people. Other songs by Meuross have been inspired by the pressure on the NHS, and the harrowing experiences of refugees forced to flee their wartorn countries.

Co-founder of Gateway, Ann Worthington, said: “As well as being grateful to Reg Meuross for supporting Gateway with this fundraising opportunity, we were also delighted to have one of the UK’s finest singer-songwriters in our local church. Thank you to everyone for your generosity."

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  • Fromthewhitehouse4 months ago
    Fromthewhitehouse

    Fromthewhitehouse

    4 months ago

    We're nearly there! When we reach 100% we will release footage of Reg Meuross busking outside his own fundraising gig, all in aid of Gateway charity which supports the homeless and vulnerable, the Faraway People, in and around the Sid Valley. Thank you for all your donations. Much appreciated.

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  • Fromthewhitehouse4 months ago
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    Fromthewhitehouse

    4 months ago

    We've set up a link to raise more funding for the brilliant Gateway charity which supports the homeless and vulnerable, the Faraway People, in the Sid Valley. Do help if you can.

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Page last updated on: 8/29/2018 8:36 AM

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10

  • Dee Hooton

    Dee Hooton

    Aug 29, 2018

    £25.00

  • Anne Q

    Anne Q

    Aug 24, 2018

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 24, 2018

    You are doing so well with the great newsy emails, well done indeed, much enjoyed.Looking forward to seeing you again at Halsway Manor.With all good wishes,Rachel Cheyne

    £50.00

  • Steve Edwards

    Steve Edwards

    Aug 24, 2018

  • Geraldine

    Geraldine

    Aug 23, 2018

    Great admiration for all you try to achieve, well done.

    £5.00

  • Paul

    Paul

    Aug 22, 2018

    A few quid to make it just a bit less bad for someone who's homeless.Let's get a government that'll really table the problem. But in the meantime every little helps.

  • Steve Horrell

    Steve Horrell

    Aug 20, 2018

    £10.00

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