STREETS OF LONDON #COMEONHOME PRIZE DRAW, JUNE 2021
Big names. Special music prizes. Helping homeless people.
Streets of London's #ComeOnHome prize draw in June 2021 raised nearly £80,000 to help people who are homeless in the capital!
It featured prizes generously donated by some of the biggest names in music, from 25 artists including Paul McCartney, Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Coldplay, Jorja Smith, The 1975, Bastille, Rag’n’Bone Man, Liam Gallagher, Jessie Ware, James Blunt, Duran Duran, Foals, Craig David, Laura Marling, The Vaccines, Celeste, Hot Chip, The Chemical Brothers, Declan McKenna, Arlo Parks, Jack Savoretti, Will Young, The Amazons and Goldfrapp.
Among the amazing prizes were signed guitars from Mark Knopfler and Coldplay, signed boxsets from Paul McCartney and Liam Gallagher, and tickets with a meet and greet from Bastille, The 1975, Rag‘n’Bone Man, Jessie Ware, Duran Duran and many more!
People taking part had a chance of a winning brilliant prize and at the same time helped to raise vital funds to support homeless people.
The Amazons donated a pair of VIP tickets including a meet & greet. Singer Matthew Thomson said:
“Homelessness has been an issue close to our hearts for a long time. My mother for years was a nurse at a specialist homelessness clinic in Reading, and, while she’d never disclose personal details of anyone she worked with, I was exposed to a lot of the complexities around the issue.“
“I think we’ve all noticed a disconcerting increase of homelessness across London and the country over the last decade and it’s important for us to push back against the causes and remind ourselves that it doesn’t have to be this way.”
Streets of London’s director Ian Steuart Fothringham said:
“With the right support, people experiencing homelessness can turn their lives around. The money raised through this prize draw will allow us to provide funding to multiple projects across London that give homeless people the help they need, so that they can leave the streets behind and make a fresh start. Thanks to the generosity of the artists who donated special prizes, and to everyone who entered the prize draws, it has raised a fantastic sum that will make a real difference for people who are homeless in the capital”.
“We’re grateful to Crowdfunder for their help with setting up the pages for this prize draw and for waiving their platform fees.”