DHP Family UK Fest Raises $111K For The Homeless

DHP Family Framework with 89500 raised from Beat The Streets
The teams of DHP Family and Framework after another successful Beat The Streets edition. (Picture courtesy of DHP Family)

DHP Family’s charity festival Beat the Streets raised £89,500 ($111,630) for the homeless population in Nottingham, England.

The festival takes place in January across multiple venues in Nottingham, where DHP Family is based. The money raised this year surpassed the £76,000 ($95,000) raised last year.

Since launching in 2018, Beat The Street has raised more than £400,000 ($500,000) for Framework, which is the charity concerned with the homeless population of Nottingham. “More than 300 separate individuals have benefited directly from interventions wholly or partly funded through Beat the Streets,” a press release states.

This year’s funds will go towards the creation of eight self-contained flats for people, who have been on the streets for more than 20 years.

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DHPs George Akins left and Frameworks Andrew Redfern right with service user Danny centre 1
DHP Family MD George Akins (left) and Frameworks chief executive Andrew Redfern (right) with service user Danny.

According to a press release form DHP Family, “the accommodation will provide rough sleepers with permanent housing combined with a program of unlimited person-centred support towards independence.”

They will also be able to access Framework’s other services dedicated to drug, alcohol, mental health, and employment support, and more.

According to Framework’s chief executive Andrew Redfern, “more than 300 separate individuals have benefited directly from interventions wholly or partly funded through Beat the Streets. These interventions have taken various forms ranging from emergency shelter, referral for an urgent health assessment, a period in specialist supported housing, or a permanent home with wraparound support.”

And commenting on the latest festival, he said, “Thank you to everyone at DHP Family who made it possible to raise a stunning £89,500 at this year’s Beat the Streets festival. This is another amazing result and a massive contribution to our urgent work tackling homelessness in Nottingham and further afield.”

Redfern said, the partnership with DHP Family was “unique and greatly appreciated. It was astonishing to realise that over the past five years Beat the Streets has raised more than £400,000. This remarkable total demonstrates the magnificent commitment and support of our friends at DHP Family along with all the hundreds of bands, solo artists, technicians, stewards and administrators who have so generously given their time and talent to make it possible.”

Speaking of the bands, this year’s Beat The Streets lineup featured Ferocious Dog, 7th In Line, Alt Blk Era, Jerub, Lacey, Palm Reader, The Publics, Victory Lap, and many more.

DHP Family’s MD George Akins added, “As a Nottingham based company, it means a lot to all of us that work here to continue to deliver a fantastic Beat the Streets festival each January as we know how vital the funds are to Framework and the people they support across the city.

“We hope to continue to use our expertise as music promoters and festival organisers to make a difference. We are extremely grateful to all the artists who give their time to play and each and every person that bought a ticket as together, we are helping to support something very worthwhile.”

Beat the Streets won last year’s UK Festival Award Community Impact title for the festival judged to be making the most difference to its community. Beat The Streets is delivered by DHP Family in collaboration with local organisations and music groups including I’m Not from London, Farmyard Records, Hockley Hustle and Rough Trade.

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