We Shall Overcome

Earlier this year, prompted by the Covid lockdown and the first #BandcampFriday, we made our downloadable music Name Your Price on Bandcamp with the proceeds going to charity. Our initial choice was the Trussell Trust which campaigns against food poverty and supports a national network of food banks, and we have raised over £1400 for them.

From tomorrow, under the We Shall Overcome banner, our Name Your Price download proceeds will go to support the work of Pauline Town at the Station Hotel in Ashton-under-Lyne, providing much needed food and assistance to homeless people in the area. Since 2013 she has helped hundreds of homeless people access the benefits system and find accommodation as well as providing daily packed lunches. In 2015, local musicians, artists and activists including Pauline formed We Shall Overcome, which has grown into a national network of groups and events campaigning against austerity and poverty while helping those worst affected.

More information:

Manchester Evening News profile

About We Shall Overcome

Pride Of Britain Awards

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