Coldplay donated free private box tickets to the Brighton and Manchester-based charity Justlife so that people experiencing homelessness could see them live at Wembley.
Justlife’s Activities Coordinator, Naomi Bramley, asked Coldplay if they would consider donating a handful of free concert tickets to people the charity supports and was thrilled to receive not just free tickets, but an invitation to enjoy the gig in a private box.
“My children’s father worked with Coldplay for many years so I had a contact within the band. I decided to be cheeky and ask for some tickets for Justlife clients that I work with, but the band went above and beyond my request for tickets and their generosity and kindness was outstanding”
Justlife’s clients, all of whom have experienced homelessness, were treated to a three-course meal with a private chef, pre-show and after-show backstage passes, goodie bags of merchandise, and an incredible view of Coldplay’s performance.
The evening was also made extra special by the generosity of All Saints, who styled Justlife’s clients with outfits for the gig, and Brighton & Hove Community Transport, who provided free transportation to Wembley.
Some attendees said that it was the “best experience they had ever had in their life” and made them feel so “valued and alive”.
Jude, one of the attendees, said ”It’s such a long time since I’ve been to a proper concert and I’d forgotten what a buzz it gives me.”
Justlife is a homelessness charity that provides health and housing support to people who are hidden homeless and living in temporary / emergency accommodation. This year, Justlife is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in Brighton, marking a decade of supporting local people affected by homelessness.