The team behind Worcester Music Festival have chosen St Paul’s Hostel as the charity to support at this year’s event. The Festival, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, raises money through donations from generous gig-goers at more than 20 city venues during the festival weekend in September.

St. Paul’s Hostel Charity is marking its own anniversary in 2017, having worked in the city for 40 years. It is
dedicated to supporting the homeless, providing 24 hour emergency care as well as support for those who are at risk of homelessness. Over the past year, the charity has supported more than 300 people. But, over the last three years, numbers have increased by 30% meaning that now, more than ever, the charity needs support.

Felicity James, the Community Engagement Manager at St Paul’s Hostel said:

“Being nominated as charity for the 10th Worcester Music Festival, is an honour for St Paul’s and a tribute to the very difficult work our charity has undertaken in this City over the last 40 years. It will allow us to communicate to a much wider audience the reality of homelessness in this City and add music to our therapeutic approach. We are very, very grateful.”

Festival director Nikki Boraston adds:

“The team behind Worcester Music Festival has been supportive of efforts to help the homeless in Worcester for many years. Our chosen charity was Maggs Day Centre in 2011 and we supported the City Council’s first Homelessness Action Day, ‘Homeless, Not Helpless’ at the Guildhall. We are proud to be supporting St. Paul’s Hostel.”

The Worcester Music Festival runs from 15-17 September 2017.

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