Weʼre raising £200 to fundraise money for the homeless of Canterbury
- Canterbury, UK
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Shelley Pollard did not have a home, she was fighting against the freezing cold every winter, just a coffee or a blanket was not enough to save her life. She sadly left us on the 21st of March 2018. This tragic event happened a few month after a homeless man with beautiful soul playing harmonica in the street had his life taken away this winter.
I regularly talk to homeless people in the street and got to know their stories and situations. Most of them cannot have access to a shelter and are on a waiting list. They also lost their job because they do not have a home address and cannot have a house because they don't have a job. It is a situation with no end. But creating more space in shelters and projects such as a coffee that would employ homeless people could put an end to this situation. It is now time to save their lives.
To contribute to that change I am fundraising for Porchlight with a song I wrote for the homeless. This song is called Gold.
Gold because we should not see homeless people as vulnerable or inferior but as beautiful individuals with a soul of Gold. Homeless people deserve a life, a smile and love. They are our brothers and sisters. The lyrics of the song says "my tears have turned to gold" because no matter how much money a person may have everyone has a treasure of gold inside. Homeless people have gold in them and amazing talents but it is now time to see it and look beyond appearance. Everyone has a story behind their eyes.
You can download the song Gold on soundcloud by clicking to the link below and you are free to give how little or how much you want. The money will be going to Porchlight.
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