Annual charity event Thursdaze: Fvck Homelessness to return this week for 3rd year running
All proceeds from the annual event go to The Welcome Organisation and the Simon Community Northern Ireland
For the past two years, Thursdaze has been putting on an event in aid of homelessness, an increasingly prominent issue in Northern Ireland. According to a 2014 report by the Homelessness Monitor Northern Ireland, the proportion of homeless people in the UK is highest here. As reported by the Belfast Telegraph, "one in 18 (5.7%) of all adults in the province said they had experienced homelessness, with 1.4% saying this had happened in the last five years.
" Figures also show that homelessness has doubled since the beginning of the new millennium.
It is refreshing and inspiring then to see local people take action to help tackle this issue. Over the past two years, the event run by Thursdaze has raised £3668.72 for charities The Welcome Organisation and the Simon Community Northern Ireland, and according to Facebook, the organisers hope to "increase that dramatically this year." The event will take place in Foundry on Thursday 30th November.
The suggested donation is £5, with all proceeds going to the charities. There will also be a "big bin" for people to donate the items listed above. The Welcome Organisation's shoebox appeal lists items the charity desperately needs, including deodorant, socks, and winter/waterproof coats.
With tunes provided by Chris Hanna, Peter Brien, Faux, and Pete Woods, put the uni work aside for one night and get down to Foundry, and help make a difference to the lives of the most vulnerable in our society.