Friday 28 October 2016

Have you bagged your ticket for Rock Against Homelessness yet?

Published 22/04/2016 | 14:02

The Stunning
The Stunning

Homelessness is at crisis levels with over 1700 homeless children in Ireland today, but you can do something about it - and enjoy the cream of Irish music talent - this Sunday.

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Acts including The Strypes, HamsandwicH, Le Galaxie, Mundy, Heathers,The Stunning and Camille O'Sullivan are taking to the Olympia stage for Rock Against Homelessness.

The event, staged by Independent News and Media, will raise money for young people living on the street via the Irish Youth Foundation.

It's part of the foundation's 'One For Ireland' campaign, which aims to raise €1m to improve the lives of the 1,700 children and young people in Ireland who are homeless and living in emergency accommodation.

Rock Against Homelessness
Rock Against Homelessness

Speaiking to the Independent Max Doyle of the Irish Youth Foundation said, "If you are young and in state care, you are 70pc more likely to become homeless in your lifetime.

"People leaving state care are coming out without any facilities or education. We are talking about children who don't know what it's like to live in a home.

"To put it bluntly, you are creating a generation of future homeless. We want to ease the transition from care to fully integrated independent living."

Tickets for the gig at the Olympia Theatre on Sunday April 24 cost from just €25 from Ticketmaster.

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