Royal Bedding: Alan McGee backs new campaign to tackle homelessness on day of royal wedding

"They are human beings not so much rubbish to be swept out of sight.”

A day of national fundraising for homeless people in the UK has been announced to coincide with the Royal Wedding.

The ‘Royal Bedding’ day of action has been launched by Musicians Against Homelessness after the leader of Windsor & Maidenhead council demanded police clear the area of homeless people ahead of Prince Harry’s wedding in May.

As Prince Harry ties the knot with Meghan Markle on May 19, music venues across the country are encouraged to put on gigs in a bid to raise much-needed cash for some of the UK’s most vulnerable citizens.

The initiative has been backed by high profile figures including Creation Records founder Alan McGee, who described it as a direct response to the ‘callous approach’ taken towards the homeless.

“Prince Harry is a compassionate man, I am sure he would be appalled by this callous approach to the homeless”, McGee said.

Alan McGee has backed the campaign

“They are human beings not so much rubbish to be swept out of sight.”

Earlier this week, councillor Simon Dudley was condemned after confirming that he had written to Thames Valley Police to seek the removal of homeless people on May 19.

He also accused them of “homeless begging and intimidation’, despite providing little evidence to support his claims.

A ‘Royal Bedding’ vow has also been created for the initiative. Check it out below.

  • The Royal Bedding vow

Do YOU take us

To be your gig partners?

To have and to help

From this day forward, 

For better, for worse,

Not for the richer, but to help those poorer

In sickness and in distress.

To make music and to care

And always play my part

According to MAH’s rocking law

In the presence of a stage, I make this vow 

#TheRoyalBedding

You can join the campaign by heading to Musicians Against Homelessness’ official Facebook page.