Streets of London launches homelessness fundraiser with help of Coldplay, The 1975, Laura Marling and Duran Duran

UK charity Streets of London has launched a musician-backed campaign to help support people who are homeless in London.

The #ComeOnHome campaign is raising money via a unique prize draw where entrants can win a Telecaster signed by Coldplay, gig tickets and the chance to meet The 1975, tickets with an overnight stay for the Craig David O2 Arena gig, or a meet and greet with ‘80s legends Duran Duran.

The prize draw is open to everyone worldwide via CrowdFunder, and entry costs just £5.

“With the right support, people experiencing homelessness can turn their lives around,” said Streets of London’s director Ian Steuart Fothringham. “The money raised through this prize draw will allow us to provide funding to multiple projects across London that give homeless people the help they need, so that they can leave the streets behind and make a fresh start. 

“Thanks to the generosity of the artists who have donated special prizes, and to everyone who enters the prize draws, we hope to raise a significant sum that will make a real difference for people who are homeless in the capital”. 

“We’re grateful to CrowdFunder for their help with setting up the pages for this prize draw and for waiving their platform fees.”

A Fender Telecaster signed by Coldplay is one of the unique prizes on offer

The full line-up of prizes includes items from Coldplay, The 1975, Jorja Smith, Bastille, Rag’n’Bone Man, Eric Clapton, Liam Gallagher, Jessie Ware, Duran Duran, Foals, Craig David, Laura Marling, The Vaccines, James Blunt, Hot Chip, The Chemical Brothers, Declan McKenna, Jack Savoretti, Will Young, Goldfrapp and The Amazons.

The Amazons are offering a pair of VIP tickets to any headline show of choice. The band are also offering a meet and greet – real-life or online – to the lucky winner.

Matthew Thomson from The Amazons said: “Homelessness has been an issue close to our hearts for a long time. My mother for years was a nurse at a specialist homelessness clinic in Reading, and, while she’d never disclose personal details of anyone she worked with, I was exposed to a lot of the complexities around the issue.

“I think we’ve all noticed a disconcerting increase of homelessness across London and the country over the last decade and it’s important for us to push back against the causes and remind ourselves that it doesn’t have to be this way.”