The Surrey Chamber of Commerce and Guildford Cathedral are working together to host a gala charity concert in aid of the tsunami survivors in Southeast Asia.
Proceeds from the concert will be presented to Jubilee Action, the international human rights charity dedicated to protecting children at risk and combating poverty. After developing relationships with the local communities over many years, Jubilee Action is uniquely placed to facilitate aid delivery in the days and weeks following the tsunami disaster.
"However admirable the world's response to the tsunami, much of the funds raised to date will be on a large-scale emergency relief level, which will initially only help to address the short-term needs of these vast devastated areas,” says Emma Le Beau, Fundraising and Development Manager, Jubilee Action.
"In contrast, our efforts will be directed through personal trusted partners, to address specific long-term restoration needs of communities. Now that the emergency period is phasing out, we need to focus on rebuilding family homes and restoring livelihoods." Jubilee Action's Tsunami Survivors Fund will help build houses and supply fishing boats to tsunami survivors living in the badly affected areas of Tamil Nadu in India and the Andaman Islands.
The concert, scheduled for Saturday evening, April 16, will be held at Guildford Cathedral. Featured guests will include Gary Brooker, the singer and keyboard player from rock band Procol Harum, best known for their 1967 hit Whiter Shade of Pale. Gary will be joined by a choir and an orchestra, providing a mixture of orchestral rock with a smattering of gospel.
Refectory, the caterers contracted to Guildford Cathedral, will offer refreshments during the interval on a pre-order basis, as well as pre-concert supper from 5pm. Concert tickets are available ... [more]
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