Absolute Radio will build on their partnership with housing and homeless charity Shelter for a unique night of comedy on Wednesday 27 February 2013 at the Hammersmith Apollo in London. The show, entitled ‘Stand up for Shelter’ will be hosted by our Breakfast show presenter Christian O’Connell, as top comedians including Alistair McGowan and Tim Minchin perform featured sets.
Our relationship with Shelter is part of our wider streamlined charity strategy. We’ve assigned individual organisations to our three core brand pillars – music, comedy and football. Shelter are linked with our comedy pillar and are joined by Movember, the moustache growing men’s health charity, who represent music fundraising events at the station while youth charity The Princes Trust are supported by Absolute Radio’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Football.
Completing the line up at ‘Stand Up for Shelter’ will be Stewart Francis, Sara Pascoe and The Cuban Brothers, with all acts performing for one night only to raise money for the housing and homelessness charity.
Over 75,000 children are homeless in Britain today, living in cramped and run-down accommodation, including hostels or B&Bs. This has a devastating impact on their health, education and future chances in life. Every ticket sold for ‘Stand Up for Shelter’ will support the charity’s work to help homeless families find a safe and stable home.
We’re are encouraging listeners to take to social networking site Twitter and follow @Shelter and @absoluteradio for event information and updates by using the hashtag #standupforshelter. Tickets are £30 and can be purchased from shelter.org.uk/standup #Shelterkids.
Competitions to win special VIP tickets will also be on offer. Listeners can enter by taking part in Shelter’s Christmas joke competition at shelter.org.uk/standup #xmasjoke.