Fuck The Poor?



Fuck The Poor?



Charity asks Londoners to put their money where their mouths are in controversial ‘Fuck The Poor’ campaign


7/04/13 – The Pilion Trust, a charity which helps some of the poorest and most vulnerable,has conducted a social experiment on the people of London to see if we really do care about those who are less fortunate.


A man wearing a sign saying “Fuck the poor” was sent out to the streets of the capital as part of a campaign for the charity by advertising agency Publicis. Londoners were secretly filmed taking the man to task for the offensive statement.


Afterwards, the man flipped his sign over so that it read “Help the poor” and he proceeded to ask for donations – but this time people completely ignored him.


The film of the social experiment is being posted on youtube on 7th Apriland will be released in cinemaslater in the month.


The campaign message is: “We know you care. Please care enough to give.”


Savvas Panas, the Chief Executive of the Pilion Trust, said: “As a charity that has been severely affected by the nationwide decrease in charitable donations (20%) and Government cuts (60%).


We understand that some may be shocked by this footage. We are more offended however, that people across the United Kingdom are living in adverse poverty.”


Andy Bird, Executive Creative Director of Publicis said, “The Pilion Trust is a small front line charity without the budget to make itself heard in paid-for media, and also loses out on high street donations, so we helped them to make a film that highlighted the discrepancy between peoples attitude when confronted with injustice and bigotry about poverty, and then their apathy when asked directly to help do something about it – donate.’


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24 hr long DJ marathon LIVE on Optical Radio to raise money for the Pillon Trust – A charity that looks out for the needs of homeless people. DONATE –> http://www.opticalradio.net/contribute.php

A team of four well respected underground music artists are putting on a radio show on community radio station Optical Radio. For the first time the radio will broadcast non-stop for 24hrs LIVE and we will be DJing continuously for the whole time to raise money for the Pilion Trust’s, specifically for the Crash Pad project.

The Crash Pad Youth Shelter is running 7 day per week for young people 17 to 23 yrs old who are in crisis, fleeing violence, leaving care and other institutions and who are at risk if left on the streets. They stay at the shelter for 28 days and in that time the shelter team works like crazy getting them into school, work or apprenticeships. Deal with all their other needs and house them before they leave.

This 24hr show will be held in the Old Deptford Police station which was given to the community for all sorts of community activities and events.

Experiencing homelessness at Christmas time is such a lonely and horrible feeling for them, but just a thought for us.
Please give whatever you can, anything you do give will go to the Pilion Trust 100% and that is a promise!

In return we will give you the musical journey of your life with some really top and well respected DJs you may have heard of (watch this space).

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>>> DJ Trashman (Optical Radio)

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>>> Dutti B (Tunnel Crew/Phuture Motive)

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If you run your own business and will be operating for business on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th of December, please support us by tuning in to the LIVE show for all to hear at your place of work.

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Steve Harvey to Oprah: ‘Stop telling your big dreams to small-minded people’

Steve Harvey to Oprah: ‘Stop telling your big dreams to small-minded people’

Originally posted on theGrio:

Steve Harvey is getting real with Oprah during the season premiere of the Emmy-award winning series, Oprah’s Lifeclass, on OWN.

Oprah and Steve have an eye-opening and inspirational  conversation about the keys to success.

Coming back this fall with an all-new season of his nationally-syndicated Steve Harvey Show, Harvey doles out practical advice in his latest book, Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success: Discovering Your Gift and The Way To Life’s Riches.

Some lessons include: how to find your talents and gifts, let go of excuses, embrace fear and failure, and release what is preventing you from achieving your dreams.

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Steve gets candid with Oprah while discussing his strong belief in surrounding himself with people who dream big.

“You know, if you don’t surround yourself with other dreamers, here’s what I know. If nine of your friends are broke, you’re going to be the tenth one,” Steve…

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In association with The Pilion Trust, our new Training Centre, offering Asdan accredited awards, has been opened in Highbury. We are working with young people who have experienced homelessness. The aim of the project is to develop self-esteem through a program of training and development. The Personal Progress qualification is being used to underpin and validate the individual progression of each of the young People

We plan to develop this project in the coming year to work with anyone who has experienced homelessness and disadvantage that would benefit from a combined employability and self-development program.

The Pilion Trust is a Charity that works with marginalised and vulnerable young people, adults and families. Across all of our Services in 2012-2013, we advised, advocated and supported over 5,000 people and families to be able to improve their lifestyles.

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Finding Safe Spaces – new project for LGBTQ+ rough sleepers


Originally posted on The London Queer Social Centre:

Our friends at awesome queer homelessness organisation Stonewall Housing (an independent charity with no connection to smug classist transphobic wankers Stonewall, who make the bus adverts) are starting a new project to improve the way they can help and support LGBTQ+ people who sleep rough. Existing projects such as No Second Night Out often don’t recognise the specific needs of queer rough sleepers and Stonewall Housing want to change this.

Last year, 78 people who called us for housing advice told us they were rough sleeping. A further 143 said they were part of the hidden homeless, unknown to housing services, who were living in insecure and often unsafe spaces.

Finding Safe Spaces is an innovative new project working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* people who experience rough sleeping in Manchester, Brighton and East London.

Funded by the Homeless Transition Fund, we will:
speak directly with LGBT* rough sleepers…

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