“You know when something happens in the news and everyone is talking about it, it becomes trivial and annoying to see. However when HUMAN BEINGS are dying for a better & safer life, this will never be the case. We as the fortunate ones may never in our lifetimes go through these perils, but this doesn’t mean we should ignore the ones who have and will. I know how compassionate and caring we are, it has been seen when the ‘White Man March’ came to Liverpool and we gave them the humiliation of their lifetimes. We stood together and united as one to fight against the negatives. And now it’s time to do that again. If we were in this position, we would want someone to help us.”
That is something I put up on Facebook on the 3rd of September. 8 days have passed since then and the progression have been phenomenal. We have since then raised over £2000 for the British Red Cross, a figure that is now drawing closer to £3000. It’s been quite a humbling experience for me and the team to be a part of, and something I will never forget.
But this isn’t the end of it: in fact, it’s just the beginning. On Wednesday, the news broke of the ‘With Love from Liverpool’ refugee concert. To be honest I wasn’t surprised that the city had decided to do this, in fact it was almost expected. And that’s the great thing about this city, you expect it to act with such empathy and responsibility, and it delivers time and time again.
The event will be hosted by award-winning and local comedian, John Bishop and legendary Radio 2 presenter Janice Long.
Some of the acts that have already been announced are some of the most renowned Liverpool bands of all time:
- The Farm
- John Power
- Mic Lowry
- The Christians
- The members of CAST, Space, The Icicle Works and Sense of Sound
Tickets are £25 which you can buy here – https://www.ticketing.accliverpool.com/echo/online/seatSelect.asp?BOset::WSmap::seatmap::performance_ids=352B671D-E83A-4D9F-AFBA-D130F6BFB9EE
Further artists are to be announced in the coming days, which is exciting news I’m sure.
The concert is taking place on the 19th of September but for more details follow the link to the web page below.