Pop punk Pink has thrown her weight behind an Australian community group fighting homelessness after she was moved by the plight of its members.
The So What hitmaker first came across the Youth Off The Street community group, which works to help young people faced with homelessness, when she was on tour in Sydney in 2009, and reconnected with the group when she was in the city again in last year (13).
She has now voiced a new advertisement in an attempt to raise awareness of the plight of young people in the Australian metropolis and has given the group the use of her track The Great Escape for a new campaign.
The singer tells the Sydney Daily Telegraph, "When I was on the Fun-house Tour back in 2009 I read a story in the Sunday papers about Youth Off The Streets. I totally related to it because I could have been one of them. I first met some of these kids on that tour and when I came back last year I met more of them at my Sydney concerts. It made me want to further support this great organisation and give these kids a fighting chance."
The group's founder Father Chris Riley says, "This campaign would not have been made without the support of Pink. She has been very generous with her time and has been a great inspiration and role model to the teenage girls in our programs."