COCK SPARRER HELP CHARITY-STREETLIFE

 Punk legends Cock Sparrer support local charity for Blackpool’s vulnerable young people

  The Rebellion punk festival is back at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool this summer, and this year festival headliners Cock Sparrer are helping raise money and awareness of local charity Streetlife.  This is the fourth time the band has headlined the festival and this year they decided that they wanted to give something back to the people of Blackpool. The band are raffling off the backdrop they will be using onstage to one lucky fan.   All proceeds raised will go to support Streetlife, a Blackpool charity which provides information, advice, support and counselling for vulnerable young people.   Singer Colin said, "We decided as a band that we wanted to do something to give back to the Blackpool community, and what better way than supporting an organisation like Streetlife who support those who need it most?"   "There are so many young people who find themselves in situations where they see no way out, whether it's issues with drugs, alcohol, mental health or homelessness. We're proud to be able to make a contribution to the work they do on behalf of our fans and the Rebellion community"   The Rebellion Festival is the world's biggest (and best!) punk festival, taking place at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th August, 2013. Find out more by visiting http://www.rebellionfestivals.com  Cock Sparrer are one of the oldest and most well respected punk bands, celebrating 41 years playing together this year. They are known around the world for their songs about working class life and community, and have played gigs all over Europe, America, Brazil, Argentina and more. You can find out more by visiting their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/cocksparreruk  Streetlife is a local Blackpool charity which was established in 1882. They provide advice and support for young people who have drug, alcohol or mental health issues. They have an eight bed emergency nightshelter for young people aged 16-25. They operate a day centre on Buchanan St and a nightshelter next to St John’s church. In June 2010 Streetlife were honoured with a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service recognising the hard work they do helping those who need it most. Find out more by visiting http://www.streetlife-blackpool.co.uk 
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