“I can’t imagine how it must feel to be homeless. “
Kate Bush has confirmed details of a pop-up shop in London next week.
The shop, which is situated at Coals Drop Yard in Kings Cross, will sell her recently released lyric book How To Be Invisible, as well as the new remastered versions of her music catalogue on vinyl and CDs.
Each book sold will include an exclusive bookmark, while all profits from the shop will go to national homelessness charity Shelter.
Fans can also expect a daily raffle, featuring a selection of different prizes which will be announced on social media on the day.
Kate Bush said: “I can’t imagine how it must feel to be homeless. Our attention is drawn to this tragic issue at Christmas when most of us can share the celebrations with those we love but, of course, homelessness is there all year round – all the time. It must be so frightening.
“Without charities like Crisis, who would people turn to? Who would help? Where would the hope of a future come from? I hope this pop up shop will raise some money for Crisis and raise more awareness of this life-saving charity”.
Crisis Chief Executive Jon Sparkes added: “We’re absolutely thrilled that Kate Bush has chosen to support us this Christmas by donating all of the profits from her pop up shop.
“Homelessness is one of the most urgent issues of our time – across the country thousands of people are needlessly suffering life on the streets or trapped in hostels and B&Bs. We simply can’t carry on like this when we know that homelessness is not inevitable.
“The money raised by Kate and her fans will help us provide food, warmth, and vital services to thousands of homeless people this Christmas – as well as the year round support they need to leave homelessness behind for good – and for that we’re incredibly grateful.”
The pop-up shop will be located at Kate Bush at Coal Drops Yard, Lower Stable Street in London, running between December 5 – 9.