Broadwater Farm charity gospel concert raises money for sickle cell

October 16, 2010

Courtesy: haringeyindependent.co.uk

BLACK History Month celebrations will hit the right note for charity with the annual Broadwater Farm Family Gospel Festival this Saturday.

Organised by unstoppable community campaigner May Richards MBE, the festival is marking its ten-year anniversary in its campaign to raise money for children diagnosed with sickle cell and thalassaemia.

The 79-year-old has dedicated her life to fundraising to improve the quality of lives of children with the genetic disorders and is on a shortlist for the 2010 Housing Heroes Awards from Inside Housing magazine and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

Solo artists, choirs and dancers will unite for an evening of spirited and uplifting gospel music — themed Peace, Unity and Love — at the Broadwater Farm Community Centre, in Adam Road, in front of special guests including the high commissioner for Jamaica, the deputy high commissioner for Ghana and Haringey mayor Eddie Griffith.

It is being backed by Homes for Haringey, who manages the borough’s housing stock, Haringey Council and the Broadwater Farm Ecumenical Group.

Paul Dennehy, head of tenancy management (south) for Homes for Haringey, said: “May has a strong love for children and an even stronger desire to help people, young and old.

“She has raised thousands of pounds for the Haringey Sickle Cell and Thalassemia Project over the years. Visitors travel from far afield to enjoy this festival of uplifting entertainment and performances.”


Donation/Sponsor List & Reminder for Thalassemia Fundraiser!

May 5, 2010

Just to remind you that we are 6 days away from the

THALASSEMIA FUNDRAISER AT
CIRCA RESTO LOUNGE ON THURSDAY
MAY 6TH, 2010!

TICKETS ARE $25 – INCLUDES A FREE DRINK AND A MIXTURE OF APPIES!

*Dating Auction will begin at 9:30 sharp!!!!*

The door prize for the limo ride donated by Star’s Choice Limousine service which includes a ride to and from Circa, for winner plus guest(s), on the day of the event will be drawn MIDNIGHT before the event!!

So please remember to check your inbox the morning of event to see if you are the winner! Note that if the guest(s) has not purchased a ticket to the event, they will have to do so the day of the event, either on-line or through myself.

All proceeds will be donated to The Vancouver Thalassemia Society, the Hemoglobal Organization, which helps pediatric patients in Sri Lanka, and the FAITH organization, which assists in helping patients in Pakistan with Thalassemia.

Thank you for being a pebble at the Thalassemia Tsunami! 🙂

See you there!

A BIG THANK YOU TO THE DONATIONS/SPONSORSHIP GIVEN THUS FAR:
-Circa Resto Lounge: wwwcircarestolounge.com
-STAR’S CHOICE LIMOUSINE SERVICES – DOOR DRAW PRIZE MIDNIGHT BEFORE EVENT: http://www.starschoice.ca
-MINE STYLE SOURCE HAIR SALON: http://www.minestylesource.com
-SINISTER SKIN TATTOO AND BODY PIERCING: http://www.sinisterskintattoos.com
-RAIN HAIR SALON: http://www.rainhairsalon.com
-OCEAN DAY SPA – COQUITLAM BC: http://www.oceandayspa.ca
-GRIFFIN TRANSPORTATION SERVICES: http://www.griffintransportation.com
-RAHIM AMARSHI, B.SC.D.CH,CHIROPODIST/FOOT SPECIALIST – TORONTO, ONTARIO
-MOE BALOO, D.C. – METROTOWN BURNABY
-STARBUCKS, WESTWOOD PLATEAU COQUITLAM BC
-YASMIN HASHAM, HAIR & MAKE UP
-THIRD EYE PRO MULTI MEDIA: http://www.thirdeyepro.ca
-SHEFARR ENTERPRISES
-LIDS- METROTOWN BURNABY
-DR. CAROL ZAWADA, ND – ZAWADA HEALTH
-DR. JOLENE KENNETT, ND – NORTH VANCOUVER, BC
-PARTY TAILORS – PORT MOODY, BC
-Sony 24x DVD +/- SATA Internal DVD Writer – ORGANIZED CHAOS TECHNOLOGIES: http://www.organizedchaostech.com
-BOUCHER INSTITUTE OF NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE
-massage and body mud bath – BODY TEMPLE MASSAGE – PORT COQUITLAM BC
-a brand new Stereo System (Surround Sound, 5 speakers, the works) – ANONYMOUS
-BROWN’S SOCIAL CLUB RESTAURANT – INSIDE NEWPORT VILLAGE, PORT MOODY, BC
-REFLEX BODYBUILDING SUPPLEMENTS – COQUITLAM, BC
-NATURAL FOCUS FOODS- KENSINGTON PLAZA, BURNABY, BC
-SHAFIQ JIWANI, HABSONS JEWELLERS SUPPLIES: http://www.habsons.com
-PUB NIGHT INCLUDING ONE ROUND OF DRINKS AND COMPLIMENTARY APPETIZERS FOR 10-15 PEOPLE – CEILI’S PUB -VANCOUVER
-PARTYLITE GIFT CERTIFICATE
-CURVES – PORT MOODY, BC
-COMPUTER REPAIR – GOOD TECHS – CALGARY, AB
-VIRTUALLY YOURS (ASSISTANCE): http://www.vya4hire.com
-THALASSEMIA FOUNDATION OF CANADA
-CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES


****dont forget – you can buy your 2ND ANNUAL THALASSEMIA FUNDRAISER TICKET AT: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/638599067

thanks for your kind support!!!


2nd Annual Thalassemia Fundraiser

April 18, 2010
2nd ANNUAL THALASSEMIA FUNDRAISER TO RAISE AWARENESS

2nd ANNUAL THALASSEMIA FUNDRAISER TO RAISE AWARENESS

May 6th at Circa Resto Lounge Vancouver British Columbia!!

Download : Press Release
Note: if you read the press release you will get to know that host Dr. Aliya herself has been patient of Thalassemia Major.

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