Created out of a love of music and a desire to better our local community, Earth Cruises connects amazing musicians with gig-going Londoners while donating at least 10% of all show profits to a carefully selected charity.

This year, our charity of choice is Hackney Migrant Centre.

Hackney Migrant Centre runs a weekly, free drop-in advice service for refugees, asylum seekers, and other migrants with the help of volunteers and professional advisers. They are open to all, regardless of immigration status, background, or current place of residence.

At their Wednesday face-to-face appointment, migrants receive initial immigration, housing and welfare advice; as well as advice on accessing a GP and dealing with charges for hospital care. After the advice session, HMC works further with callers to resolve the problems facing them.

Their aims are:

  • To provide advice and assistance to migrants on immigration, welfare or health issues
  • To offer a welcoming environment to migrants and help reduce social isolation
  • To publicise issues relating to migrants’ social and economic circumstances

To learn more about Hackney Migrant Centre and the work they do, click here.