Monday, July 16, 2012
The Fiddler's Elbow, 15 July
We opened a charity event at The Fiddler's Elbow, a music venue which like London Pride, is "legendary".
The event was in aid of the Children's Society's campaign to Make Runaways Safe. Runaway children are at very serious risk and youth work has been hit very hard by the government's austerity measures.
At the moment, local authorities are letting a lot of runaway children slip through the net.The Children's Society has put together a Runaways' Charter, and the campaign aims to get all local authorities to sign up to it.
We support this, and we urge you all to do the same.
The charity had laid on a day with 11 bands in ten hours, starting with us, outside the pub attempting to encourage people in.
We enjoyed it, and members of the audience were seen to be smiling and tapping their feet.
At least none of them actually ran away from us...