“It Takes a City”- to fight homelessness! In November 2018 a variety of people of influence and lived experience came together for a Cambridge Summit on homelessness. Pioneered by Jon Canessa (Bishop's Officer for Homelessness) and a dedicated team of volunteers and homeless sector organisations and Dr Rowan Williams opening the summit.
Out of the summit came seven Action Groups which have been working on different aspects of the problem. They meet regualrly as well as a steeting comitee:
"A city-wide partnership that responds effectively and collaboratively to the issues of homelessness in Cambridge. Calling on representatives from the homeless community, agencies, local authorities, faith communities, businesses, health and education institutions to creatively harness all resources for sustainable change."
Founded in summer of 2012 to play at a street party, the Mawson Road Community Orchestra welcomes anyone who can play an acoustic instrument and read music. Arrangements are made specifically for the orchestra, the atmosphere is friendly and informal and the members range in age from 7 to over 70.
The MRCO will present classical pieces by Handel, Purcell, Rameau and Bizet and traditional music from Greece, Russia, Romania, Macedonia, Scotland and Ireland.
The evening incudes a performance by the a cappella choir ‘Sound Scribblers’ and an auction of promises.
Tickets on the door from 7pm
Adults £8, Concessions £5, Children £1
St Paul's are fundraising to help make a new proposal reality: training and coordinating volunteers to provide support to homeless people (that will also continue when they are in accommodation!).
Do get involved! If you would like to make a promise for our Auction of Promises (could be anything) please email Hannah at St. Paul's Chruch (Hills Road Cambridge) email@example.com
See document for the full list of promises - you can bid by emailing Hannah if you are unable to attend the event.