Haiti benefit concert next Friday
CHRISTIAN Aid in Exmouth have pulled together many of the town s finest musicians and performers for a special benefit concert for the people of Haiti.
CHRISTIAN Aid in Exmouth have pulled together many of the town's finest musicians and performers for a special benefit concert for the people of Haiti.
Last Tuesday the tiny Caribbean Island, the poorest nation in the western hemisphere, suffered a catastrophic earth quake - the World Health Organisation says the death toll could exceed 100,000.
And now the organisation have organised a fundraiser at Exmouth Pavilion
next Friday, January 22 at 8pm.
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Every penny raised will go directly to the Disasters Emergency Committee, of which Christian Aid is a member.
This money will buy lifesaving survival packs and fund the sustainable rebuilding of the country.
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Martin John Nicholls of Christian Aid Exmouth said: "This is much more than just a concert; it's an opportunity for Exmouth to show her generous spirit and to give as generously as possible.
"We are inviting businesses, schools, churches, and organisations to make their donations, raise their money for this valuable cause, and to bring them to the show on Friday."
The Christian Aid team who were living and working in Haiti also suffered when their offices were completely destroyed.
He added: "All survived and despite personal injuries and losses, the team have immediately coordinated their networks on the ground and have been translating our donations of money into fresh water, shelter, medical care and food for the hundreds of thousands of injured survivors within hours of the disaster striking.
"Many thousands had nothing before the earthquake struck and now they have been stripped of their hope too.
"My colleagues tell me that many survivors are left kneeling in the rubble praying for help that they don't believe will come.
"Anything we can do to help them is so important."
Martin is urging people to spread the word of the concert and is asking those who attend to bring a raffle prize.
Tickets are NOW on sale at �10 from the Pavilion Box Office (01395 222477) or on the door