Colin Farrell gives support to homeless charity soccer single
Colin Farrell has given his support to a charity soccer single ahead of Ireland’s journey to France for the Euro 2016 tournament.
Farrell is an ambassador of the Irish Homeless Street League which is a non-profit organisation that aims to help people improve their self-esteem, self-confidence and self-discipline to help them to make positive steps forward with their lives.
The Irish music group Na Fianna have released an unofficial charity song called ‘Je Suis Irlandaise’ ahead of Euro 2016.
All of the proceeds of the song will be donated to the Irish Homeless Street League and will go towards taking an Ireland team to the homeless soccer world cup which takes place in Glasgow next year.
Farrell said: “It is about giving a sense of purpose, inclusion and community through football.”
Ireland is currently going through a homeless crisis, with around 6,000 people living on the streets. The Irish Homeless Street League was set up in Dublin 2004 to help people who have fallen on rough times.
Over the past twelve years, the charity has expanded and now supports homeless people in Cork, Waterford, Galway, Wexford, Longford and Portlaoise.
There are around 500 homeless people who play in the street leagues.
Na Fianna’s song tells the story of the Irish soccer team and how they made it to the tournament in France. They are hoping to raise €10,000 for the charity.
Take a look at the video below.