Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Poor Showing at Charity Show for Jamaican Libraries

Author: O'Hara, Fabian
Title: "Disappointing turnout for Help Jamaica charity show - But organiser not giving up"
Source: The Jamaica Gleaner
Date Published: June 3, 2009

The article report on the charity event put on by the German founded non-profit group, Help Jamaica. Covered in the article is information about the group's mandate to improve inner-city communities by building reading centres or libraries. Also mentioned in the article is the outcome of the charitable event, which was not well supported by patrons, though artistes and performers gave support.


Disappointment was evident in the voice of Birte Timm as she reflected on the poorly-attended show.

Last Saturday, Help Jamaica foundation staged what was to be the first of a series of charity events aimed at raising funds to construct a library in the Cassava Piece community of St Andrew.

The all-day event was held at Weekenz on Constant Spring Road. In the afternoon, the children were treated to a fun day, which included performances from dancers Tippa and Hiyah Style.

A stage show in the night had a strong line-up of past, present and upcoming dancehall and reggae acts billed to perform, but hardly anyone turned up for what could have been a remarkable show. The line-up included Mavado, Cocoa Tea, Leroy Sibbles, Bugle, Sizzla and Ken Boothe.

No comments: