'Up The Junction' Benefit Gig For Victims Of The Riots

With Squeeze's Chris Difford, The Popes, Popchoir and many more

Tickets are now on sale for next Thursday’s (8th September) star studded ‘Up the Junction’ benefit gig to help riot victims and rebuild the community in Clapham.
The line up for the gig at The Clapham Grand, from 7 – 10:30pm, so far includes Chris Difford from Squeeze, The Popes, Popchoir plus special guests to follow.
Motivated to help the riot victims in Clapham, residents, musicians and businesses have come together to put on a special one-off benefit gig at the Clapham Grand to raise money to help rebuild the community.
Proceeds from the event will go to the charity Victim Support to help those directly affected by the riots in Clapham as part of its Safe Again campaign, as well as the St. Marks youth club in Battersea. 
Tickets for the gig cost £10 and are available online at www.eventim.co.uk  or from the Clapham Grand on 020 7223 6523.

Commenting, Laura Koonjean who is organising the event, said: "Being involved in the clean-up inspired me to host a celebration of the community spirit shown by the people of Clapham. I'm thrilled that Chris and all the other artists are giving their time and talent for free."
Chris Difford added: “When I was invited to perform at this benefit gig for the community, I was glad to get involved. I have a history with Clapham Junction and The Grand is a great venue to play. “
Javed Khan, Chief Executive of Victim Support, said: “Victim Support has been giving practical help and emotional support to people whose lives have been turned upside down by the riots. We know that the devastating impact of the riots will take time to heal. The funds raised will help us ensure that the spirit which saw the community in Clapham come together to clean up the destruction endures and help rebuild the lives of people in Clapham.”

1.     Victim Support is the national charity for people affected by crime
2.     They have trained staff and volunteers offering free and confidential information, support and practical help to anyone affected by crime, whether or not is has been reported and regardless of when it happened
3.     The national charity also runs the Witness Service and the Victim Supportline. Our website can be accessed at www.victimsupport.org.uk
4.     Victim Support offers help and support to over 1 million people every year.

September 1, 2011