Grand Central Station to aid homeless charity

Christmas event at railway station in aid of SIFA Fireside.

On Sunday 16th December, leading homelessness charity SIFA Fireside will be holding an event at Grand Central Station. Throughout the afternoon there will be music and poetry readings from SIFA Fireside clients, and Christmas carols from The Choir With No Name.

From 1pm clients, volunteers and staff will be in the main atrium at Grand Central to raise awareness of the work that SIFA Fireside does supporting homeless and vulnerably housed adults in Birmingham.

Based in Digbeth, SIFA Fireside provides food, showers, clothing and accommodation advice as well as various health and wellbeing services, employment support, tenancy advice, welfare rights and mental health support. The charity has more than 33,000 presentations to its service annually.

Entertainment throughout the afternoon will be provided by SIFA Fireside’s two in-house bands; The Dissenters and The Bubble, made up of clients at the centre. There will also be poetry readings from clients and Carol singing from The Choir With No Name.

Network Rail is supporting SIFA Fireside with the event and has been working with the charity to raise money and promote the work that they do in Birmingham.