P!nk’s concert crew lends a hand

Entertainer P!nk’s crew joined local volunteers to feed Melbourne’s hungry at Fed Square on July 26.

Entertainer P!nk’s crew joined local volunteers to feed Melbourne’s hungry at Fed Square on July 26.

Local charity The Big Umbrella was humbled and honoured to have the crew from the recent P!nk series of concerts volunteer on July 26 to help feed Melburnians in need.

Big Umbrella founder Justin Dickinson said he was “blown away” that the international tourists chose to “give back” during some downtime on the local leg of the Beautiful Trauma world tour.

“It’s incredible to see the international entertainment industry support a local charity,” Mr Dickinson told CBD News.

Over the past seven years, The Big Umbrella has collected and reissued 218 tonnes of discarded food to more than 100,000 people.

It operates every Wednesday and Thursday nights at Fed Square, supported by corporate team-building exercises.

Mr Dickinson said about 200 people were fed each night with food collected from cafes, restaurants and supermarkets.

He said international entertainment company Live Nation, which brought P!nk to Australia had also recently brought its own staff to Fed Square to become immersed in the experience of helping those less fortunate.

See thebigumbrella.org for further information about volunteering opportunities.

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