ELLIE GOULDING & FRIENDS IN AID OF STREETS OF LONDON, ROYAL ALBERT HALL, DECEMBER 2017
In early December 2017, Ellie Goulding generously lent us her support once again by headlining a Streets of London fundraising show. In addition to performing a fantastic set at London's iconic Royal Albert Hall, she hosted some very special guests for the evening.
Joining Ellie in support of Streets of London was an incredible line-up that included Bastille, Craig David, George Ezra, James Blunt, Jessie Ware, Ray BLK, Raye and Tom Odell.
Highlighting her work as ambassador for Streets of London, the charity’s director Ian Steuart Fothringham said: “We’re thrilled that Ellie Goulding has generously chosen to support the charity once again to help raise vital funding for the homeless sector. Her appearances in support of Streets of London to date have helped to raise more than £230,000 and we’re very grateful for her ongoing commitment to supporting Streets of London and the homelessness cause.”
Writing about the event, Goulding said: “Homelessness in London remains as much of a problem as ever. The number of people sleeping rough here has doubled in the last six years and increased by 170% in the last decade. It’s as important as ever that these people are able to access the right support, so they can escape the damaging effects of life on the streets.”
Streets of London’s purpose is simple: to get homeless people the support they need to leave the streets behind for good. This year, we're funding twelve projects across the capital that provide homeless people with the specialist support they need to get back on their feet and make a fresh start.
We’re currently funding projects including: a winter night shelter for vulnerable rough sleepers (that offers emergency accommodation and helps people to find longer-term housing); a rehabilitation hostel for those recovering from addictions; a life skills programme for young homeless people (that helps them to build self-confidence and independent living skills); and several employment support projects that help homeless people to look for jobs and then find and keep work.
We ensure that the money gets to where it will have a real impact, funding some amazing projects at some great lesser-known, smaller charities that offer direct support. In this way, we spread funding across the homeless sector to places it might not otherwise get to, to where it makes a real difference.
Goulding added “That’s why I’m proud to be associated with the charity and to be headlining this special event”.