PRESS RELEASE MAD PRIDE ‘A FEAST OF FOOLS’
A FUNDRAISER FOR THE MENTAL HEALTH
RESISTANCE NETWORK’s CAMPAIGN AGAINST
WELFARE BENEFIT CUTS SAT 23rd APRIL 8PM – LATE
ADMISSION £5 / £2 concessions.
PARADISE 9 / THE STRANGE AGENCY/ RICHARD ALLEN/ DANGEROUS T/ L.A.SALAMI / DAVID STUDDERT / DAVID KESSELL / DAVID AMERY / FRAN LOCK / JAZZMAN JOHN + FRIENDS
The S E London MAD PRIDE group are staging another fundraising event for the MENTAL HEALTH RESISTANCE NETWORK a coalition of individuals and organisations with concerns around mental health issues , which MAD PRIDE are affiliated to, for their campaigning activity to raise concern about the government ‘moving the goal posts’ for qualification to sickness benefits, especially as it will impact on people with mental health issues. This follows from the success of their recent fundraising event at the Montague Arms.
We fear that the new ‘work test’ that has been criticised as flawed and inappropriate for people with mental health problems will be used to force vulnerable into inappropriate employment which could worsen their mental health problems or being moved on to lower level ‘Job Seekers’ benefits and then being put under pressure to show they are taking steps to seek work and accept unsuitable employment that could have a detrimental effect on their condition.
Monies are needed for this vital campaigning activity to ensure that the voice of people with mental health problems – who have traditionally been marginalised, will be heard. We would urge people to come to the event and support our cause and enjoy an evening of top quality acts – all of which are offering their services free in support of the campaign, in the process.
Artists to be featured are: