Brum Radio Christmas Party and Homeless Fundraiser – Sun Dec 15th, 5pm – 12am

When Stephen Jock Lee mentioned he wanted to put an event on as a fundraiser for a homeless charity, we thought it sounded great and a perfect way to support the city and also have a Christmas knees up.

Around this time of year, Jock Lee and Jonnie Greaves have always run events for the homeless in Birmingham, with the aim being to bring clothing and goods which get taken out after the event, as well as also raising money for a small charity Let’s Feed Brum, run by friends of Jock.

Here’s a link to a piece about homelessness in the Midlands

Here’s another

The Cause;

“Birmingham’s homeless community is the second largest in the UK, with 1,152 registered cases. Imagine those who aren’t even on the radar! Stats are one thing but walk the streets and you’ll see this isn’t even half of it.

10 million tonnes of food is thrown away every year in the UK by cafés, bars, restaurants and businesses. With people going hungry and food being thrown away, the solution really is simple.

By donating to Let’s Feed Brum you are not only helping us continue offering food and friendship to those living on our streets, but you are also contributing massively to their overall well-being.

Our goal is to be able to offer sheltered stays in hostels/hotels, provide essential toiletries and sanitary products, as well as clothing and sleeping bags, but our overall mission is to tackle the situation head-on.

We want to help these individuals who have gone through unfortunate circumstances get back on their feet.”

(Let’s Feed Brum is a registered charity. Registered Charity Number: 1178574)

The Music;

We’re excited to bring you a collection of DJs, all of whom are connected to the station, notorious in their fields and all bringing their own sonic selections out in this live DJ event, broadcasting out LIVE on our airwaves between 5pm and midnight.

Djs on the night….

Coughing Pigeon Jon & George Mixed
Selextorhood Josie & Emily Jazz, afrobeat, disco
Teenage Kicks Jock Lee Indie
The Collective Tom & Steve Funk / eclectic
Unorthodox Paradox Neil & Grindi Mixed/Psych
Selextorhood Harriet & Nikki Mixed

We’ll be celebrating four years of broadcast time, with Christmas drinks and jumpers. Come and unwind with us in this opportunity to get together as a radio and arts community!

*This means if you’re unable to attend, not only can you listen in, but we have a handy JustGiving link where you can donate and support from the comfort of your own armchairs/sofas/bedrooms.*

Because of the nature of this fundraising event, no-one is expecting to be walking away with any profits from this and we will be covering the costs involved in using the venue and promoting it, so please give for this genuinely worthy cause.

100% of the money will be go to local homeless support organisations. —

FB Event Link
Eventbrite link for free tickets
Eventbrite link for sharing on Twitter
JustGiving link

The Venue;
The Warehouse Cafe
Famously Brummie veggie/vegan cafe, bar and events space. Contemporary and creative modern british & international vegetarian and vegan cuisine in Birmingham city centre.

Image credit: Ellie Koepke Photography