After the success of the debut live stream event back in August, reaching thousands of at-home ravers, the Perth-based recording studio The Velvet Lounge & Studios became driven to use their platform to give back to the local community by raising funds for two important charities.
First up is The Lighthouse For Perth; a mental health charity that offers support for anyone over the age of 12 who may be struggling with their emotions, feeling suicidal or considering self-harm. An extremely vital organisation that, again, has felt ever more valuable during the pandemic where the figures of those in need of mental health support and have reached crisis point have soared. The life-saving work of the Lighthouse For Perth is solely funded by donations and fundraising.
The other half of all donations raised will go to Perth & Kinross Foodbank. A lifeline to many Perth residents in their time of need. The dedicated team of staff and volunteers process, prepare and distribute emergency food supplies to those who would simply go without otherwise. After the turbulent year that 2020 sprung upon us, many more families and friends have found themselves using foodbanks. Half of all funds raised from the Velvet Sessions live stream will go to Perth & Kinross Foodbank – your donation, no matter the amount, could be the difference between someone going hungry this Christmas, or not.
Groovement, Voyage and DJCJ will all return after absolutely tearing up the decks at the last Velvet Sessions stream. Whilst renowned record label and DJ duo Craigie Knowes make their debut appearance in the studio with what promises to be a stellar closing set.
Hollie Irvine, Co-Founder of The Velvet Lounge & Studio said: “We have pulled out all the stops for this live stream once again and we’re doing so to raise money for two incredible local charities. We knew we needed to support a local mental health charity and with The Lighthouse For Perth being a crisis support group their resources and facilities are needed in Perth now more than ever. This year has been incredibly tough for so many people and we cannot afford to lose any more lives. Mental health across the board is at its worst right now and a lot of people would not have managed this year without the support of organisations like this. It’s incredibly important we continue to fund and raise awareness not only to eradicate the stigma that is attached to poor mental health but to show people there are places they can turn to when they need it.
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