“Can you see me?” – Barrow homelessness project launches awareness song
29 November 2016 News
When a vicar told his congregation he had written a song to raise awareness about homeless rough sleepers, they expected a ‘Streets of London’ sound-alike. What they got was a rock ballad!
The song ‘Can you see me?’ (lyrics Rev Canon Ian Hook, musical arrangement Owen Dutton) was written as part of a campaign by St Marks church Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, called ‘Buried in Barrow’.
‘Buried in Barrow’ was started following the deaths of two rough sleepers on the streets of Barrow-in-Furness in September and October 2016. The intention is to raise awareness of the plight of rough sleepers and to raise funds to support them.
The Revd. Ian Hook said, “Rough sleepers are largely invisible to ‘normal’ society. The song is one attempt to redress this.”
The video of the song, and an mp3 track, are available for free at www.buriedinbarrow.org.uk and youtube //youtu.be/1anUJZbuTi8 Donations may also be made on the website.
The song is also available on Itunes, Spotify and Amazon.
St Marks Vicarage
Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, LA1 1BX
Tel 01229 820405
Mob 07795 070127
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