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PHILANTHRO PUNKS Benefit Show for Glass Door Homeless

PHILANTHRO PUNKS Benefit Show for Glass Door Homeless

Glass Door GigPhilanthroPunks benefit show back for 2nd year in aid of Glass Door Homeless Charity

London, UK (November 2, 2018)—It’s back! The Scuts, The Drunken Ramblings and Livy Star Promotions have teamed up yet again to organize PhilanthroPunks 2018, an all day punk rock benefit show at The Fiddler’s Elbow Camden on Friday November 9th and Saturday November 10th with the Friday being an evening gig hosting 5 bands and Saturday hosting 12 more. All proceeds from the gig will go to Glass Door Homeless Charity, a non-government funded West London charity that not only saves lives by providing refuge from the cold, they also help their guests build more stable futures.

In November 2017 Ali from The Scuts, Sober Dave from Tiny Little Creatures record company/The Drunken Ramblings and Olivia from Livy Star Promotions put their heads and ideas together to organize an all-day punk gig in New Cross Inn in aid of the Glass Door Homeless Charity in Chelsea. 13 bands came together on Saturday November 25th, 2017 to put on a blasting show and every penny from the ticket sales went to Glass Door to aid their vital work in combatting the rising homelessness crisis by aiding those most in need and helping them to make a fresh start. On top of the ticket money PhilanthroPunks 2017 also saw the bands donating 20% of their merchandise money to the charity and a clothes bin was set up to provide some much needed layers at a very harsh time of the year for people unfortunate enough to have to brave the elements. After a very successful all day gig the PhilanthroPunks organizers looked forward to 2018 and decided to go bigger this year aiming to get at least twice as much money together for the charity this November.

Some of the most promising up and coming bands of the punk rock spectrum from London and beyond are gearing up to hit the stage at The Fiddler’s Elbow in Camden, eager to deliver their passionate and catchy punk rock, and will be something special and personal for everyone in the room. Friday’s headliners Matilda’s Scoundrels will be joined by Emergency Bitter, Resuscitators, Dog Rotten and RxR, while Spoilers will headline Saturday’s festivities after the likes of Scrotum Clamp, The Drunken Ramblings, The Scuts, Kilburn Bomb Squad, Playground Circus, Kearney’s Jig, Ash Lewis, Snap Out, The Long Knives, The Half-Wits and What Did You Expect?

This year businesses in London have been approached by the organizers to ask if they could make space on their counter for a donation box to raise awareness of the work the charity do and also raise extra funds so Glass Door can keep helping vulnerable people. The request to the businesses was to kindly make a space for the boxes from the first week of September to the week of the gig after which they’ll be collected and sent straight back to Glass Door. Black Cat Café in Hackney, The Larder in Bethnal Green and Vx in Kings Cross have all very generously given PhilanthroPunks permission to place the boxes at their stores. The PhilanthroPunks organizers recognize these businesses as partners in aiding the organizers realize their goal in raising as much funds for Glass Door as they’re able. The PhilanthroPunks organizers appreciate the generosity and support from the Black Cat Café, The Larder and Vx.

In addition to live music, there will also be boutique-style tables set up from the bands playing the event, who have all pledged to top up the money collected at the door by giving a percentage of all their merchandise sales that day. Tiny Little Creatures Recording Company will also have a table set up selling some of their releases, and as a special treat for this event they have put together a digital compilation playlist which can be purchased here — Proceeds from the compilation sales will also be going towards the charity. As an extra bonus for the event, Fifth Column T-shirts screen printers have generously donated 50 limited edition PhilanthroPunks shirts that will be sold to anyone who wishes to purchase one, and all the proceeds of those sales will also go towards the Glass Door charity.

Glass Door will have a collection bin available for any clothing donations patrons want to bring to the event → brand new socks and mens winter coats/jackets of all sizes are always welcome and greatly appreciated. There will also be a bucket going around for any extra coins and notes anyone has that they will want to donate to the charity throughout the day.

The ticket prices and link to the website to purchase for PhilanthroPunks 2018 are as follows:
Friday evening—£5.38 including booking fee
Saturday all day—£10.75 including booking fee
2 day admission—£12.90 including booking fee

About Glass Door
Located in West London, they are the largest emergency shelter in the city providing a safe, warm place to sleep for at least 120 men and women every night during the winter months from November to early April. The charity is able to achieve this thanks to partnerships with churches across the boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Wandsworth. They have a drop-in day center from 9-2 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays for those who suffer from homelessness to eat, shower, do laundry, pick up new clothing, and meet with case workers dedicated to doing everything they can to give them a better life. Glass Door not only saves lives by providing refuge from the cold they also help their guests build more stable futures. do incredible work and can continue doing so with everyone’s help to donate some money. Any help will be appreciated by the unsung heroes of Glass Door, you can find more about their work at their website

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