The great Kate Bush has announced plans to open her new pop-up shop in London.
The shop, which will be located at Coals Drop Yard in Kings Cross, will be selling remastered CD and vinyl editions of her expansive back catalogue alongside her newly release lyric book How To Be Invisible. Remarkably, all profits from the shop will be donated to the national homelessness charity ‘Crisis’ in a bid to make the winter period easier on those who may be struggling.
“I can’t imagine how it must feel to be homeless,” Bush said. “Our attention is drawn to this tragic issue at Christmas when most of us can share the celebrations with those we love but, of course, homelessness is there all year round – all the time. It must be so frightening.”
She added: “Without charities like Crisis, who would people turn to? Who would help? Where would the hope of a future come from? I hope this pop-up shop will raise some money for Crisis and raise more awareness of this life-saving charity”.
Crisis Chief Executive Jon Sparkes added: “We’re absolutely thrilled that Kate Bush has chosen to support us this Christmas by donating all of the profits from her pop up shop.
“Homelessness is one of the most urgent issues of our time – across the country, thousands of people are needlessly suffering life on the streets or trapped in hostels and B&Bs. We simply can’t carry on like this when we know that homelessness is not inevitable.
“The money raised by Kate and her fans will help us provide food, warmth, and vital services to thousands of homeless people this Christmas – as well as the year-round support they need to leave homelessness behind for good – and for that, we’re incredibly grateful.”