Words: Eva O’Beirne
Curated by Strange Boy and brought to you by the Sunday Independent, RAP Against Homelessness in aid of Focus Ireland will take place on June 24 in Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick.
The fundraiser will feature some of the best talent Limerick has to offer including Hazey Haze, SmallChurch, Enda Gallery, Jayne, Willzee And Deviant. Promised to be one of the concerts of the year, ticket sales from the gig will be donated to homelessness charity, Focus Ireland.
The latest homeless figures from the Department of Housing show there are currently 269 adults in emergency accommodation in Limerick and 51 families who are homeless in the mid-west, including over 100 children.
“It’s a preventable situation, especially in Limerick but negligence by the government has allowed it to endure for far too long,’ said Strange Boy. “In this day and age, it should be a basic human right to have a roof over your head, something that hasn’t been provided for the most vulnerable in this city.”
Focus Ireland CEO Pat Dennigan said on the need for support for the homeless in Ireland: ‘The current situation would be even worse without the vital services and housing Focus Ireland provide. At Focus Ireland, we are working hard to provide essential services and housing across Limerick so we are there when people need us the most.”
“Focus Ireland needs continuous fundraising as homeless figures increase nationwide. Ticket sales from this gig will provide crucial funds for our services. As well as promising to be a great night of music, the concert also provides a chance to spread awareness about our work locally in Limerick,” he continued.
The Sunday Independent editor Alan English said on the gig: “I think it’s brilliant that there’s going to be a performance by an extremely talented young Limerick artist, Strange Boy, in one of the country’s best music venues, Dolan’s, to raise both money and awareness for Focus Ireland and the exceptionally important work they do.”
Rap Against Homelessness in aid of Focus at Dolan’s Warehouse will take place on June 24. Doors are at 19:00, with the show at 20:00.
Tickets are 15 euro, available both at the door and from Dolans.ie.
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