andge (andge) wrote,


You know those nights where you really don't feel like going out, but you have a ticket to something and friends to go along with so you go? Well last night was one of those.
Big Issue fundraiser -  watching a documentary which was quite possibly the most moving I have seen.
"In the summer of 2006, while the football world's attention was focused on Germany, thousands of players around the globe were training hard and competing to be part of another world cup...The Homeless World Cup.
It began in 2001 as a wild idea to give homeless people a chance to change their lives through an international street soccer competition. Five years later, the annual Homeless World Cup was an internationally recognized sports competition.
500 homeless players from 48 nations would ultimately be selected to represent their country in Cape Town, South Africa—coming from such disparate parts of the world as war torn Afghanistan, the slums of Kenya, the drug rehab clinics of Dublin, Ireland, and the the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Win or lose, it would be the journey of a lifetime."


I laughed, I cried and I walked out feeling grateful for everything I have, but also sad with an overwhelming feeling of wanting to help everyone.

If you get a chance- see this movie, support the homeless, buy the big issue and get along to the Homeless World Cup in Melbourne this year.
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