Vincent Whyte to play fundraising concert for Shelter

Shrewsbury based singer-songwriter Vincent Whyte will play a concert later this month for Shelter.

Monies raised from the event, which takes place in The Loft at The Old Post Office, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 20 December, will support Shelter’s provision of information, support and advice to people in the region facing homelessness and experiencing unfit and unsafe housing.

Fiona Conn, regional community fundraiser at Shelter, said: “Every four minutes a household in England becomes homeless. Record high rents and soaring living costs mean many more people are at risk of being tipped into homelessness this winter. More than 17,000 people in the West Midlands, including more than 8,500 children, were officially recorded as homeless at the end of last year1. This includes people sleeping rough on the streets and families living in temporary accommodation.  Funds raised from Vincent’s concert will help our frontline services to continue providing free and expert help to anyone facing homelessness, as well helping to campaign for lasting change. I would like to thank him for thinking of Shelter and look forward to seeing him play.”

Vincent Whyte will be joined on stage by fellow musicians Jared Jackson and Cait Leach to perform some festive tunes and numbers from his latest album Wallflower Swan Songs. As well as audience contributions, all revenue generated from the sale of this, and a selection of his other albums will be donated to Shelter.

Vincent said: “Being homeless or living in poor accommodation at any time of the year is hard, but particularly during the festive season, a time of the year when family, friends, and a safe, comfortable place to live can make such a big difference to our sense of wellbeing and togetherness. However modest, I’m sure the donations from this gig will help Shelter to continue carrying out its great work.”

Doors open at 7.30pm on 20 December and entry is free to the Vincent Whyte concert. Music of Vincent can be found on YouTube here: or on Spotify HERE.

Picture (left to right): Fiona Conn, regional community fundraiser, Shelter and Vincent Whyte.


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