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Raising the roof

Wednesday 1 June 2016

Comedian Joe Lycett uses Bristol leg of his tour to raise awareness and funds for 1625 Independent People

Laughter really can be good for the soul, as proved by the very funny (and lovely) Joe Lycett when he visited Bristol recently. The popular comedian encouraged fans at his gigs to donate to 1625ip, in support of vulnerable young people in our city who have been faced with homelessness.

Joe has become a well-known name on the comedy circuit, appearing on TV and radio shows such as 8 out of 10 Cats, Just A Minute and Live at the Apollo, along with live shows Some Lycett Hot and If You Joe Lycett It You Should Have Put A Ring On It. He has been putting his rising popularity to good use on his latest tour by showing his support for End Youth Homelessness charities, including 1625ip. 

The End Youth Homelessness campaign is made up of eleven charities who work locally to support the 83,000 young people facing homelessness across the UK every year. It provides a national platform for campaigning and enables people to engage at a national level to support the work of local youth homelessness charities. End Youth Homelessness affiliated charity 1625ip supports 1800 young people a year in the South West, helping them to deal with the devastating effects of homelessness and reboot their lives.

1625ip volunteers were invited along to do a bucket collection during both sold out gigs at the Tobacco Factory Theatre, raising a combined total of just under £300. Joe gave them a shout out on the mic and even stopped to say hello and talk about the work we do after the show. What a gent!


Rhiannon Chaffer, 1625ip staff member and volunteer bucket collector:

"Joe is hilarious and friendly and writes excellent letters! Very much enjoyed the show and meeting him afterwards. Thanks for supporting 1625ip Joe."

Tia Psihogios, 1625ip Funding Officer:

"We're so grateful for Joe's support, it's great to see such a well known name using their celebrity to support some of the most vulnerable young people in our communities. The money raised will help us continue to provide wide ranging support for young people, from homeless prevention to housing, to confidence building and life skills. Huge thanks to Joe and everyone who donated - you rock!."


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1625ip is a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation and relies on donations and support from the public and private sector. Please consider a regular donation to help us maintain this crucial service for young people - there are many other ways you can help too.
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Contact us:

If you'd like more information about 1625ip:
Tia Psihogios, Funding and Communication Officer
Tel: 0117 317 8800 / Fax: 0117 317 8849


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