Sam Fender has launched a campaign to make homeless helplines free to those who need them.
The songwriter kicked off a petition calling on local councils to act, and replace the current tariff line with a free phone number.
Speaking to councils on Twitter, he called on Durham Council, Gateshead Council, South Tyneside Council, and Northumberland County Council to ditch the fees.
A petition has been set up, which you can get involved with below.
A MASSIVE Thank You to @samfendermusic for starting this Petition: The @2014NEH way is to take on injustices, for folk that need it, We Require local authorities to have free helplines for the homeless and vulnerable Please Sign & Share https://t.co/qwcsSSxbU7— northeasthomeless (@2014NEH) December 3, 2020
As if that wasn't enough, Sam Fender has also confirmed plans for a festive live-stream on December 18th, live from Gateshead's award-winning venue The Sage.
"We're doing a free livestream of this for you guys," he comments. "Can't wait to perform a couple of songs with a full orchestra at one of my favourite venues, it's going to be a nice way to end the year!"
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