in General June 28, 2024

Paolo Nutini
has today announced a charity gig in his hometown of Paisley at the end of his European Tour to raise vital funds for Paisley-based charity STAR Project and to aid medical staff working in Gaza and the West Bank through Medecines Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders.

The show on
6th August 2024 will be held at Paisley Town Hall and 500 lucky winners will get the chance to win a pair of tickets each to attend this exclusive one off show which will be Paolo’s only Scottish show of 2024 and his first time playing in Paisley since his show at the Abbey in 2017.

The only way to be there is to donate via text to be entered into the draw.

Text ‘PAOLO’ to 84903 to donate and to be in with the chance of winning tickets.

You’ll be charged one standard rate message plus a voluntary donation of £3. The proceeds, after costs associated to the show, will be distributed evenly between The Star Project (SC028133) and MSF/Doctors Without Borders (1026588).

To increase your chances of winning, you can text up to 4 times for 4 entries to the competition.

The TEXT TO DONATE lines open at 8:00am on Friday 28th June 2024 and will close at 23:59pm on Sunday 7th July 2024.

Paolo Nutini said: “We wanted to organise a show to try and raise as much money as we can for two very important causes.

“The first is one that is close to home… The STAR Project here in Paisley tackles poverty in many forms. They support the community in whatever way they need, be that financial support, mental health, homelessness, addiction, children in poverty and adults experiencing loneliness. Those who can’t afford to eat are fed through their community fridge and food service and they offer their community access to creative, cultural and playful opportunities.

“They treat people holistically and it doesn’t matter what age you are. If you need support, they are there to help. They’re about addressing social injustice and their work improves wellbeing, reduces isolation and tackles hunger.

“They are offering people vital help in their times of need. STAR Project is 25 years strong and have provided support within local communities, from generation to generation. This is why they need our donations to help them continue the amazing work they do.

“Secondly, we wanted to show our admiration and support for Doctors Without Borders who continue to dedicate their time and expertise to providing life saving-care and hope to the most vulnerable and risking their own lives in the process of meeting these immense needs.

“Watching the scenes of horror unfold in Gaza, seeing schools and hospitals turned to dust and innocent civilians left either dead or mutilated in the rubble of these attacks, has left me feeling powerless and almost hopeless. So many young children left starving and defenceless and just clinging onto life.

“As an effort of trying to help in the small way that we can, we announce this show in my hometown of Paisley to try and help contribute to raising these much needed funds for Doctors Without Borders so that they continue to do the breathtaking, and ever more critical work that they do.

“All profits raised from the show will be donated to both of these vital causes and donations will also be welcome on the evening.

“Thank you and please join us in our support and we’ll hopefully see you in Paisley.

“Ceasefire Now!”

Chief Executive of STAR Project, Sharon McAulay said: “We are beyond thrilled that Paolo is supporting STAR Project and our ongoing efforts to tackle the impact of poverty. Our community often feel unseen and unheard, Paolo’s generosity will help alleviate this and we just can’t thank him and his team enough.”

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