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Steet singers are being asked to make a song and dance about Sheffield’s homeless charity, Roundabout - by taking part in a Buskabout, writes Graham Walker.

Simply sing and play to raise money for the worth organisation.

Roundabout supports 150 homeless young people across the city every day and has the only emergency hostel in Sheffield for young homeless people aged 16 to 21.

Now, for the second year running, the charity is looking for enthusiastic musicians to take part in the summer fundraising Buskabout campaign to raise vital funds for the organisation.

Money will also help raise awareness of its work with homeless and vulnerable young people.

VIDEO: Press the play button to watch buskers in action at the first Buskabout for Roudabout last year.

The campaign was kicked off by by city band the Early Cartographers, who busked in Barker’s Pool in April and raised £110 for the cause!

They even wrote a special song for Roundabout which was performed on the day and live on BBC Radio Sheffield.

Early Cartographers musician Ed Cartledge said: “We heard about Roundabout some time ago and thought they sounded like a fantastic charity.

“The idea of homelessness really frightens all of us and we know a few people who have been affected by it in the past so wanted to volunteer some time and some music to the cause.

“We gave it our all and managed to raised some much needed cash for Roundabout!”

Taking part is easy. Roundabout will arrange a collection permit for a date that suits you, as well as providing t-shirts and collection buckets for the day.

To get involved, contact Amy Casbolt on 0114 2536753 or email acasbolt@roundaboutltd.org

Find out more about Roundabout and its work with Sheffield’s homeless young people at www.roundabouthomeless.org.

 

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