LOCAL musicians will come together at Funk Cider in Caversham on February 17 to raise money for Perth’s homeless.
Gig for the Homeless is the first of its kind at the cidery, but will not be the last, with organiser Marshall Lambert hoping to hold more events to raise awareness about the plight of Perth’s homeless and to make a difference.
The event will go towards supporting Orange Sky, an organisation that provides a free mobile laundry service to homeless people around Perth.
Mr Lambert said he came up with the idea after coming face-to-face with how significant the issue was.
“I was coming home from a concert in the city and I saw how many people were on the streets sleeping rough – it really woke me up to the issue,” he said.
“Many people know there are a homeless people in Perth, but I don’t think they realise how many people are sleeping rough and that the number is only growing.”
Mr Lambert said as well as raising money, he wanted to focus on raising awareness in the hope other people will attempt to make a difference.
“Homelessness should be a priority for all of us,” he said.
Live bands including The Blind River Blues Band, Manala Muzic, Chaos Engine, Dynamic Covers and Marshall Lambert will be performing on the day, with other bands welcome to play on the day.
Funk Cider will be open all day and serving their famous cider, cold-pressed juices and food from Urban Food Mafia, with $1 from every drink and meal sold going towards the cause.
Funk Cider co-owner Marty Michael said they were more than happy to support the cause and host the event.
“We like to support charity organisations and locals, so we are looking forward to the event – it should be a great day,” he said.
Gig for the Homeless will kick off from 1pm to 5pm on February 17.
Entry is a gold coin donation – all donations going towards Orange Sky.
For more information or for any musician wanting to take part call Marshall on 0433 588 399.