Musicians Against Homelessness

769. Emma Rule (Hertfordshire)

Emma Rule, from Hertfordshire, is a long standing Crisis volunteer who, in 2016, founded Musicians Against Homelessness.

Emma was inspired to found her own project after her volunteering with Crisis at Christmas. The twin aims of her project are to raise funds for homelessness charities, and to provide gig opportunities for up-and-coming bands. Emma works on the project all year round, raising over £43,000 in 2016 and bringing together more than 500 bands at 100 gigs, events and festivals all over the UK. The Prime Minister made the award at the Crisis reception at 10 Downing Street.

In a personal letter to Emma, Prime Minister Theresa May said:

“Through Musicians Against Homelessness, you have used your creativity to inspire thousands of volunteers and individuals across the music industry to fundraise for Crisis. You should be proud of your innovative work, which is simultaneously helping homeless people as well as giving a platform for unsigned music artists.”

The daily Points of Light award recognises outstanding individual volunteers - people who are making a change in their community.

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