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Hitting the Right Note for Homelessness

01 February 2019


Local band raises the roof at Belfast’s Black Box to raise awareness and funds for homelessness charity.

This month, as part of Musicians Against Homelessness, rock band Bastion are set to perform at a special event in Belfast - helping to raise vital funds for Simon Community NI. Hailing from Belfast, the 4-piece band takes influences from blues, jazz, soul and folk genres to create their original sound.

Taking place on Friday 8th February, the gig at Belfast’s popular music venue Black Box is sure to make for a weekend highlight with audiences knowing that their night out will also play a big part in ending homelessness in Northern Ireland.

Providing 369 warm beds every night across 22 specialist services located throughout NI, Simon Community NI supports over 3,000 individuals every year - including young people, families and those with poor mental health. Offering more than just a warm bed, the charity provides a range of services to help end the cycle of homelessness such as expert support for those with ill mental health and addictions and housing packs for people who have little or nothing.

Highlighting the importance of such charity events, Jim Dennison, Chief Executive at Simon Community NI explained:

 “In light of funding cuts and increased homelessness, our charity depends on fundraising and awareness events more than ever to see homelessness in Northern Ireland ended.  We are delighted that Bastion have decided to host a fundraising gig for Simon Community NI and the monies raised help us to continue delivering vital initiatives such as emergency hardship loans or health and wellbeing activities."

Tickets to the event cost £5 and can be purchased on the door.