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/ 22 February 2017

Mumford & Sons headline charity show at Shepherd’s Bush Church

Mumford & Sons

Mumford & Sons will headline a special fundraising event in March in support of The Felix Project. Founded in London in early 2016, The Felix Project collects fresh surplus food from supermarkets, wholesalers and other suppliers and delivers it free of charge to over 50 charities.

Some of the most acclaimed names in music are set to perform at St Stephen’s Church on Friday 3rd March, including Michael Kiwanuka, Daughter, Bear’s Den, Fat White Family, Palace, Lucy Rose, Charlie Cunningham and Isaac Gracie. Mumford & Sons will close the one-off event with a stripped back set, following the all-star line-up of artists.

The Felix Project supplies food free of charge to a wide range of charities in London, including St Laurence’s Larder, at Christ Church in Brondesbury. St Laurence’s Larder provides a warm welcome, clothes and fresh food for those who struggle to make ends meet in their community and beyond. Since The Felix Project started working with St Laurence’s Larder, it has been granted a new lease of life and they have expanded their services, offering a healthier, more diverse range of food.

Among the people who suffer the very worst diets are those who rely on the support of charities; the homeless, people suffering from mental illness, women in refugees, children, and the elderly. Often the organisations which feed them have limited food budgets, which is why the Felix Project signs these organisations up as customers. They collect food from supermarkets and wholesalers and give it, free of charge, to the charities.

150 pairs of tickets for the concert will be allocated by raffle, with raffle tickets costing £5 each. See below for entry details.

Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett said:

“We are really happy to have been asked to perform at St Stephen’s Church in support of The Felix Project. The premise of The Felix Project is one we stand by, not just in its redistribution of resource to those in need, but also in its effort to salvage some of the mindless wastage we create on a daily basis. It’s going to be a fun night and will hopefully raise some money for a good cause.”

The Felix Project’s Sophie Napper added:

“We are really excited about the show. It’s going to be a fantastic night! All the money raised from the event will help The Felix Project continue to tackle food waste and food poverty and expand into new areas of London.”

To win tickets

Fans will be entered into a paid ballot for the chance to win x1 pair of tickets to:

The Felix Project @ St Stephen’s Church, Shepherds Bush W12 8JJ, London on Friday 3rd March (16+). https://Tickets.lnk.to/TheFelixProject

Each ballot entry requires a £5 donation which will benefit The Felix Project. Entry to the competition does not automatically entitle applicants to tickets but a chance to win them. You can enter the ballot multiple times.

See online to read more information about The Felix Project.

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