This Christmas, the Trussell Trust predicts that:
- 60,000 people in the UK will need to use a food bank. That's three times more than last Christmas.
- 1 in 3 UK children will be living in poverty.
- 1 in 5 UK mums will skip meals to feed their children.
Just stop for a moment and have a think about what that means.
I know first hand what it means, and it's not very nice.
All over the UK, a supposedly affluent country, people are going hungry. People like you. And me. The Trussell Trust provided my Christmas dinner last year. This year thankfully I am in a better position. But I have not forgotten.
Here's for the nice part...
Dodgy were asked to do a cover of a Christmas song for the Festivus Project. But Nigel (their singer) is pretty good at writing songs, so he went one better and wrote "Christmas at the Food Bank." In a day.
The song is released 10th December, and all proceeds go to The Trussell Trust.
There's a special Facebook group for people who want to help promote the single and raise funds for a fantastic cause. The group goes secret on 2nd December though - so you need to get over there and join up quickly to be a part of it!
What else can you do?
- Download the single from 10th December from the Dodgyology site
- Send money directly to the Trussell Trust by texting FBUK13 and either £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070
Dodgy are heading back into the studio shortly to work on their next album, a follow-up to "Stand Upright In A Cool Place." They're also still on tour and pretty awesome live, so I'm told.
Don't forget to join that Facebook group to get in on the action, and to download the single from Monday!