Music festival helps support homeless in Sheffield

An event has been held at Sheffield’s Don Valley Bowl in a bid to raise awareness for homelessness in the city.

Friday, 7th June 2019, 15:02 pm
Updated Monday, 10th June 2019, 08:45 am
Music For The Homeless at Don Valley Bowl Velcro Teddy Bears entertain

Supported by the organisers of MosFest, Music for the Homeless was run by the Cathedral Archer Project in a bid to raise money to support vulnerable people in Sheffield. 

The line-up included a contrasting genre of music with the likes of Sheffield rock’n rollers Velcro Teddy Bears, Doncaster’s Bang Bang Romeo and the 48ks, Tim Hingley and the Kar-Pets, Josephine and the Artizan’s, The Neville Staple Band and Missing Andy and Ryan Jarvis.

Ryan Jarvis and band on stage

The festival, which took place on June 8, also included a sleep out to raise vital funds.

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This was the first time The Archer Project has combined a sleep out with their own music festival.

MosFest organised the music festival and all the bands that performed, and The Archer Project worked to secure sponsors and donations, particularly around the sleep out which took place after the music festival. 

Tim Renshaw, CEO The Archer Project said: “We all had a super day - organisers and visitors alike. It was the first time we have done an event like this and I’d like to thank everyone for all their hard work and enthusiasm - all those at MosFest, many of whom gave their time for free and also to Steve Cowen’s bar staff who gave a donation as well.

Children ready for the sleep out (Picture: Mark Harvey)

“Plus of course the team at The Archer Project who have worked tirelessly to bring in sponsors and donations and participants in our sleep out. We had a hard core of people sleeping out including one of our corporate sponsors DTS Plumbing.

“The weather was pretty chilly and we were all pretty uncomfortable, which is as it should be, so at least we have a taste of what it must be like not have the choice of going home to a comfy bed.

“We did have a one-year-old, Zane, who was planning to sleep out with his mother but as the temperature dropped sense prevailed and we sent him home but even so the little chap raised £60!  

“Finally a big thanks to all our sponsors and to anyone who has made a donation." 

People can still donate to The Archer Project through our website as homelessness is an issue all the year round.