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Supporting The Soundcafe Leicester Homeless Football & Well-Being Tournament

17th July 2023 in Everything Community News

Homelessness is a growing issue across the country right now.

With the current cost of living in the UK and the recent rises in interest rates, the charity Crisis anticipates a significant increase in the number of families facing homelessness across 2023. 

And a YouGov survey found that almost 40% of people across the UK are just one paycheck away from potentially facing homelessness. It’s something that could happen to anyone.

One charity that is consistently doing great work for those facing homelessness across the Leicestershire area, is Soundcafe.

 

Introducing Soundcafe

Soundcafe provides a safe creative space for any guests who are facing homelessness, are at risk of homelessness, or live in vulnerable housing in Leicestershire.

Their services help provide a sense of belonging amongst their guests, give them an outlet for their creativity, and help them build strong collaborative relationships.

Every year, Soundcafe runs a football tournament so people who are homeless or vulnerable can be involved in a day of fun competition and community activities.

Everything Community have worked with Soundcafe on a few occasions over the last 12 months, and we actually donated wristbands for the teams attending their 2022 football event.

This year, we wanted to do more and joined Mind, Blackthorn Griffiths, Quorn and ABA in officially sponsoring the event.

Everything Community agreed to sponsor 2 of the pitches and also agreed to feed 2 teams after the event, bringing our total contribution to £400.

Our sponsorship was gratefully received, with Maria O’Brien from Soundcafe commenting.

 

"Without sponsors we aren't able to put on football and certainly couldn't do a health and wellbeing event like this”

 

Behind the scenes of Tournament Day

The day was incredibly well planned with all teams due to arrive at 11:50am, and games running from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.

There were 14 teams announced for the event, put together by organisations supporting the homeless across the Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire area.

The full list of teams participating included: