Frank Turner & Billy Bragg to busk for Shelter 

added: 13 Dec 2013 // by: Newsdesk 

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Best-selling artists Frank Turner and Billy Bragg are teaming up for a one-off busk on Tuesday 17th December in aid of Shelter's emergency appeal to help Britain's 80,000 homeless children this Christmas.

The day before they both perform together for an exclusive gig at Wilton's Music Hall, also to raise money for Shelter, the musical pair will be spending their lunchtime busking in Kings Cross.

To find out exactly where they'll be fans just need to keep an eye on the @frankturner, @billybragg and @shelter Twitter feeds on Monday 16th December.

While tickets for the intimate gig at Wilton's are completely sold out, anyone is welcome to turn up to the al fresco performance, and offer up their spare change for a great cause.

Billy and Frank were shocked to learn that 80,000 children will wake up homeless this Christmas morning, and the proceeds from both performances will help Shelter to continue their work supporting homeless families. The charity's helpline is open every day of the year, answering calls for help from those at risk of losing their homes or living in temporary bed and breakfasts or hostels.

Frank Turner said: 'I've done a fair bit of work with Shelter over the years and I think what they do is fantastic and important; a society as affluent as ours could and should be able to make sure everyone has a stable roof over their heads. Bring Billy into the equation and it's a great way to sign off for the year and get ready for Christmas.'

Billy Bragg said: 'The work that Shelter does is essential every day of the year, but never more so than at Christmas time. I am privileged to have the opportunity to join forces with Frank Turner in helping highlight and support the crucial work that they do.'

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