Charlotte gig raises money for Leicester YMCA

Saturday, 10th January, 2009
One of the first gigs of the year successfully raised £300 for charity.

Six artists and bands agreed to give their door money to Leicester YMCA when they played at The Charlotte on Friday night. The bands included Buenos Aires, Silent Devices, Subjects Of The City, Paper Planes, Dead Slow And Matt Macken.

Andy Wright, Owner of the Charlotte said "We have chosen the YMCA because it's one of the most local, hands-on charities in the city centre. They provide shelter to lots of needy people and it's really cold out there at the moment."

On behalf of all staff and service users, Leicester YMCA would like to thank everyone involved for supporting homeless and disadvantaged people in the city.

Leicester YMCA is the city's leading charity giving homeless people practical and emotional help to re-build their lives. The Y Advice and Support Centre sees over 100 people a day, offering food, clothing, showers, laundry, IT access, advice, activities and a safe place to be. In the cold months we open extra hours and serve hot breakfast. Donations of clothes and toiletries are always welcome!

Leicester YMCA provides supported housing for young people aged 16 - 30, many of whom have been at risk of homelessness. We also deliver education for teenagers who have disengaged from school, to help them get qualifications and get into work. We pride ourselves on empowering young people with skills, knowledge and self-esteem, helping them to move on to independent living.


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