Concert to boost support of post-tsunami projects
A KIBWORTH youth group has organised a concert as part of its fundraising challenge to help build a kindergarten in Sri Lanka.
St Wilfrid’s Church youth group has organised the event for Saturday, June 7, at the church hall from 7.30pm, to provide funding for post-tsunami building work.
The concert will include the Robert Smyth School band, Blues on the Rock, the church’s youth band, The Calling and the Rhythm Revellers.
Jamie Wiltcombe, a church member, went to Sri Lanka last June to help the Christian charity, Tab Relief, build houses for families who had been affected by the 2004 disaster.
As a result of this the church has sponsored some of the members from the charity to come over for a visit in June.
The charity is in the process of developing a large housing project to build more than 100 homes for people still living in temporary shelters.
They also want a kindergarten and community centre within this and St Wilfrid’s Church and Kibworth Primary School have agreed to raise money to help them.
Pupils at the primary school had a non-uniform day on Friday to kickstart their fundraising activities.
Kibworth Primary School head teacher, Paul Stone, said: “We were intrigued by Jamie’s work in Sri Lanka and wanted to get involved somehow.
“It would be good if, over time, we could forge links with the kindergarten once it’s up and running. Later on, we’ll be having an assembly so Jamie can tell us more about the project and show the children some pictures.”
The kindergarten project will cost around 7,500 and Mr Wiltcombe is hoping to raise about 1,000 at the concert.
Mr Wiltcombe said: “We wanted the fundraising events to coincide with the visitors.
“There will be three adults and one child and while here they will experience British building and training and will be raising awareness of the charity’s work. The nine-year-old is also going to visit the primary school.”
The church will be hosting an auction of promises on Wednesday, June 4, at 7.30pm, which will see people auctioning off services, such as babysitting or gardening.
Tickets for the auction cost 5.
Concert tickets cost 5 for under 16s and 7.50 for adults.
For more information or to make a donation contact Jamie Witcombe on 07904280170.
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