Weʼve raised £323 to Help Streetwise Opera continue their amazing work.
- London, United Kingdom
- Social welfare
- Time left
- Funded on Saturday, 30th April 2016
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So, I wrote a book last year called HOME. Good title, eh? Such an evocative word. But for some people, it IS just a word. Homelessness is one of society's great tragedies (and embarrassments).
In an ideal world, everyone would have a roof over their head, but the provision of a bed for the night sometimes isn't enough. Getting off the streets and back onto your own two feet can be a long and difficult journey - especially if homelessness has robbed you of your self-respect and self-esteem.
The other day, I saw this (copy/paste the link into your browser) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35903291 about how opera is transforming the lives of people who have experienced homelessness - and it took me quite a while to swallow the lump in my throat. Immediately, I wanted to do something to help. So...
This October, I have a book coming out called A (Christmas) Day at the Office, and you can win the chance to have it dedicated to YOU (or someone you know) for the princely sum of just £2.
Here's how it works: Pledge £2 on here, along with the name of the person you want the book dedicated to (e.g. yourself - though the novel is coming out in October, and an actual published book DEDICATED TO THEM would make someone a lovely Christmas present/earn you SERIOUS brownie points!), and you'll go into the draw. Pledge more, and you'll have a greater chance (i.e. £10 means you go into the hat* five times, and so on). The winner will, of course, also get a signed copy of the paperback.
All money raised will go to Streetwise Opera (http://www.streetwiseopera.org/) - an award-winning charity which uses music to help people make positive changes to their lives.
This is your chance to help someone change their lives - and you'll get something pretty cool out of it too - all for just £2 (though please feel free to stick a few more quid in if you like).
Go on - what are you waiting for?
*it might not be an actual hat.
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Apr 25, 2016
Apr 11, 2016
To Kai and Chiara, keep laughing...
Robert Bryndza & Ján Bryndza
Apr 9, 2016
A great cause and very happy to support.
Apr 8, 2016
Well done Matt
Apr 7, 2016
Thanks so much for supporting Streetwise!
Apr 7, 2016
Lalalalera....Good luck with this inspiring project
Apr 7, 2016
do-re-mi-fah-so-la-tee-rrific idea, Matt. Good luck!
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Matt Dunn is the author of eight novels, including the bestselling The Ex-Boyfriend's Handbook and A Day at the Office. Visit the author at www.mattdunn.co.uk, or follow him on twitter at @mattdunnwrites
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