Fabric has announced that it will give attendees buying advance tickets the option to donate £1 to organisations that are trying to help the Syrian refugee crisis.
The London night-spot, which has been voted No.1 club in the world in DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs poll in the past, will spread the donations between several charities including Help Refugees, CalAid, Refugee Action, United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and Save The Children’s Child Refugee Crisis Appeal.
Fabric was threatened with closure by police in 2014. Fortunately, the venue was saved after a meeting with Islington Council in December that year. In a statement via their website, the Farringdon venue has now urged people to give what they can to aid the refugee crisis with charitable donations.
It went on to say, “We’re currently working on further ways that we, as a business, can continue to raise further funds and awareness.”
Read the full statement below or via the Fabric website here.
We’re not experts on British immigration, not by any means; but we are most certainly human beings.
Watching the recent plight of the men, women, children and the families stranded at the refugee camps in northern France as their situation unfolded has been harrowing and disturbing.
Of course, we’d like to wholeheartedly encourage everyone to give what they can in terms of charitable donations but we also wanted to find other ways that we could help. Starting today there’ll be an optional £1 donation on every advance ticket purchased for our club nights. The entirety of that one pound donation will then be donated to the organisations we’ve listed below.
We’re currently working on further ways that we, as a business, can continue to raise further funds and awareness.
We appreciate that the wider refugee situation and the onslaught of media coverage it’s received has proven to be quite a confusing tapestry. We promised ourselves that if we could figure out exactly how we could directly help some of the people affected we’d help spread the word. So in our attempt to learn more, we teamed up with the Cambridge Calais Refugee Action group to try and outline the ways that we can directly help the people enduring these shocking conditions.
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