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Virtual Concert to Raise Funds for Food Banks

MUSIC students at Liverpool Hope University are raising funds for the city’s food banks by holding a virtual concert - and you can donate to the cause.   

The ‘GiveHope’ extravaganza is being performed by first year Music and Music Production students at Hope, with the concert to be streamed this weekend. 

On Friday (Nov 27) at 8pm you can watch via the GiveHopeLiverpool Facebook page here.

And on Saturday at 8pm you can tune-in via the GiveHope YouTube channel

You can expect an eclectic mix of music to suit all tastes, including pieces by classic composer Claude Debussy, as well as tunes from comedy duo Flight of the Conchords. 

Most importantly, the online gig aims to raise vital funds for both the North Liverpool Foodbank and the West Everton Community Council (WECC) Food Project.

John Lowndes, Professional Tutor in Music Production, commented: “The COVID-19 pandemic has brought challenges for all of us. 

“And the GiveHope musical campaign is in support of organisations that continue to provide vital food parcels for the community during this difficult time.

“Any donations will be divided equally to support the North Liverpool Foodbank and the WECC Food Project.”

You can find out more information about the fundraiser, and make a donation, by clicking here

A spokesperson for the North Liverpool Foodbank said: “We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. 

“That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. 

“We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.”

While a spokesperson for the WECC Food Project added: “At this difficult time, West Everton Community Council Food Project are providing weekly doorstep deliveries to the community’s elderly & most vulnerable members.”

Published on 27/11/2020