Help The Children's Society build a safety net for children who run away from home.

Iain Archer, Greenbelt festival-goers support runaways

One-hundred lucky people win tickets to exclusive gig by singer-songwriter

Singer-songwriter Iain Archer held an exclusive gig in support of the Make Runaways Safe campaign at this year's Greenbelt festival.

Of the more than 1000 festival-goers who pledged their support of the campaign, 100 won tickets in a prize draw for Archer's intimate gig. A reknowned solo artist, Archer is also a former member of the band Snow Patrol.

Nigel Varndell, The Children’s Society’s Director of Church Partnerships, said: 'There has been a long history of great music being used to promote great causes. It is pleasing that The Children’s Society and Iain Archer can add to this legacy.' 

Supporting runaways at Greenbelt

The Make Runaways Safe campaign was launched in July in a bid to ensure that children and young people who go missing have a safety net. More than 100,000 children under the age of 16 run away from home each year.

The Children’s Society also ran a number of seminars, conversations and activities at Greenbelt. These were devised to highlight issues faced by children and young people today, including running away from home or care, as well as children's well-being.

Greenbelt is a Christian arts festival attended by over 20,000 people each summer. The festival boasts over 650 events including music, comedy, poetry, talks and drama.

Show patrol

Please enjoy these photos of Archer's gig in support of Make Runaways Safe.

Iain Archer signing and playing guitar

Iain Archer playing guitar

Iain Archer talking to about 20 attendees of his concert

House music

Here is a video of Archer performing his song 'Summer jets' as part of House Concerts York in August.

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