What a great night on Saturday! We had loads of fun and in the process helped to raise a massive £1035, including individual donations, for the Green and Black Cross. Huge thanks to everyone who came and supported the cause.
Here’s what the organisers said on Facebook:
“Thanks to Bottlejob, Dread Messiah, The Pukes and Left for Dead – all of them played cracking sets! Their hearts were in it from the get go and they did go the extra mile to help out. All those who worked on the afternoon Halloween event did a fantastic job entertaining a horde of kids, running the uke workshops and feeding everyone delicious home-baked cakes. Last but not least, thanks to the T.Chances crew – we’re lucky to have you!”
Green and Black Cross is an organisation which gives practical and legal support for protesters. They’ve supported thousands of people from many backgrounds in their rebellions and protests, including the 286 anti-racist protesters who were arrested while trying to prevent the English Defence League march through Tower Hamlets last month
Here’s what Janie from Green and Black Cross said:
“I just want to thank you all for such a great night. And as the representative for Green Black Cross I was overwhelmed with the message read out in response to being arrested at Tower Hamlets and a first hand experience with Green and Black Cross. As a collective we all work very hard on the streets and behind the scenes, so to hear peoples experience like that makes every shitty interaction we have with the police worth it. I must add at this point seeing a bunch of kids dancing to pure punk was a sight for sore eyes and the colour code of Green and Black – nice. Great people, great atmosphere and great music. Not only that I won a Pukes T shirt which I am wearing right now (big fan girls). “
Cheers to everyone who came out. In case you missed the gig you can still donate to GBC directly: greenandblackcross.org/
Thanks to Gosia O’Hooligan for the photo.