An Irish band have released a charity single in a bid to help the homeless this Christmas.
Homelessness is on the increase in Ireland, and Galway stars Blessed wanted to do their bit to help raise awareness of the issue, which often doesn’t get the attention it deserves in the media.
The band have put their talent to use and produced a hard-hitting song called ‘Homeless at Christmas’. They are also asking fans to donate what they can to homeless charity COPE Galway.
The song compares the lives of families enjoying Christmas day to those who are living on the streets.
It opens with the lyrics: “Unwrapping presents is so hard to do, for the child on the corner whose hands have turned blue.”
Blessed then appeal to their listeners: “God help those people who sleep on our streets, can we all to try to help them this year.
“How can we help them this Christmas? Give what you’ve got when you can.”
Blessed are made up of Tony Cunningham and David Bracken.
Tony told the Irish Mirror: “We wrote this song to hopefully raise money through music for the homeless people in this country.
“Homelessness is at an all-time high in this country and there is little being done about changing that.
“At the moment there are nearly 4,000 children homeless in Ireland. Last week my son was born, and I can’t help but think about the poor children that are sleeping on our streets.
“We want to do our part to help, even if it is small, we want to see change. We have to help these people, you help them by giving whatever you can using the ‘Give Now’ button.
“The more people that know about COPE Galway, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing our page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!”
Take a look at the video below.
If you would like to make a donation visit Blessed’s EverydayHero.com page.
For more about Blessed, visit their Facebook page.
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Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling