We are thrilled to once again be taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge, an online fundraising campaign that allows donations to be matched pound for pound, which means that every gift will have twice the impact.
This year we are raising funds for StreetSong, a ground-breaking creative project that offers an alternative and creative way for people sleeping rough to connect with outreach workers and get the support they need.
People sleeping rough will work with a composer to co-create music and have their voices heard, whilst engaging with services provided by our partners in the homelessness sector.
Rough sleeping is a dangerous, lonely and traumatising experience which can be difficult to escape. Homelessness services are vital, but many people feel unable to engage with outreach workers and the support they offer.
By partnering with local homeless services, Streetwise Opera creates a unique way for outreach workers to connect with people who are rough sleeping, in order to strengthen relationships and access the vital support that they need.
To make this important work happen, we need to raise £12,000. Our campaign launches at 12 noon on Tuesday 30 November and will run until 12 noon Tuesday 7 December, with all donations up to £6,000 being matched pound for pound.