Squeeze frontman Glenn Tilbrook is asking fans to bring food to his solo show at Blackheath Halls next month, which is part of a tour aimed at helping the Trussell Trust charity.
There will be food drop points and collection boxes at the show on Friday 14 December, while all Tilbrook’s profits from merchandise, which includes a four-track EP, will be donated to the trust.
Tilbrook says: “It is shameful that in the 21st century there are people that can’t afford to put food on the table. Anyone, from any walk of life, can fall upon dire times, and I hope that by doing this tour it will remind people that there is a very real need.
“Most of us can do something to help – be it giving some food or a little money – and I hope people coming to the shows are inspired to donate.”
Three years ago, Tilbrook changed the lyrics to the Squeeze song Cradle to the Grave during a live performance on BBC1’s Andrew Marr Show, on which David Cameron was a guest. “There are some here who are hellbent, on the destruction of the welfare state,” he sang.
Earlier this year, Tilbrook spoke out against developer Rockwell’s plans to build 770 homes close to his studio on the Charlton riverside, saying he feared noise from construction would make the site unusable. The scheme was rejected by Greenwich Council, but has now been called in by London mayor Sadiq Khan.
Tickets for the show are £25 (£23 concessions) and can be bought direct from Blackheath Halls, including in person at its box office. For more information on Greenwich Foodbank and what it needs right now, visit greenwich.foodbank.org.uk.
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