Country and Gospel Show will aid day care centres in Brazil

Monday February 16th 2009

Sister Valerie Thom, who works for both Church Army and Connor Diocese, is holding a Country and Gospel show in Kildress Parish Hall on Thursday February 19.

Ann Breen, one of the artists who will be appearing at Sister Valerie Thom's concert.Artists appearing include Warren Smith, Ann Breen, Crawford Bell, Eugene O'Dornan and comedian Leornard Shields, while the backing band is Breakaway.

Funds raised will go towards three day care centres in the shanty towns in Niteiro, near Rio de Janiero, Brazil, which are in imminent danger of closure. If  this happens, 338 children will be left without anywhere to go during the day.

“This means that they probably won't have enough to eat and may get involved with the wrong crowd and end up getting killed,” said Valerie. “One of the door prizes at the concert is an oil painting by a young girl who lives in the shanty town, and who recently nearly lost her eyesight due to a disease she got from the pigs that wander through the shanty town.”

Valerie added: “Please help us save these days care centres. Just £26 per month will keep one child in the centre.”

Tickets for the concert are £10 and they can be purchased or the door on the night, or in advance from The Music Shop, Cookstown, or from Valerie Thom on 07736644051.
Kildress Parish Hall is located in Wellbrook Road, just off the main Cookstown to Omagh Road, and the concert gets underway at 8pm.

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