Bands home in on so­cial prob­lem

Avon Valley Gazette - - NEWS -

LO­CAL mu­si­cians will come to­gether at Funk Cider to­mor­row to raise money for Perth’s home­less.

Gig for the Home­less is the first of its kind at the cidery but may not be the last, with or­gan­iser Mar­shall Lam­bert hop­ing to hold more events to raise aware­ness about the plight of Perth’s home­less and to make a dif­fer­ence.

It will go to­wards sup­port­ing Or­ange Sky – an or­gan­i­sa­tion that pro­vides a free mo­bile laun­dry ser­vice to home­less peo­ple around Perth.

Mr Lam­bert said he came up with the idea af­ter com­ing face- to- face with how sig­nif­i­cant the is­sue was.

“I was com­ing home from a con­cert in the city and I saw how many peo­ple were on the streets sleep­ing rough – it re­ally woke me up to the is­sue,” he said.

Bands in­clud­ing The Blind River Blues Band, Manala Muzic, Chaos En­gine, Dy­namic Cov­ers and Mar­shall Lam­bert will be per­form­ing on the day, with other bands wel­come to play.

Funk Cider co- owner Marty Michael said they were more than happy to sup­port the cause and host the event.

Gig for the Home­less is on Fe­bru­ary 17 from 1pm to 5pm.

En­try is a gold coin do­na­tion.

Pic­ture: David Baylis d478845

FUNK Cider’s Marty Michael and fundraiser or­gan­iser Mar­shall Lam­bert.

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