Phillipines disaster fundraising concert to take place in Newry

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Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
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A fundraising Concert for victims of the typhoon that recently swept through the Philippines, causing thousands of deaths will take place in Newry Town Hall on Thursday 5th December. The Typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda as it is known to the Filiponos, with a wind speed of 235 miles per hour, ripped buildings to shreds, took loved ones out to sea on the massive storm surge, crushed humanity in Samar Tacloban, Cebu, Guiuan and numerous other neighbourhoods, towns and villages destroying everything human, animal and plant in it’s terrible wake. The images affected the Filipino residents of Newry greatly but other people resident in Newry and Mourne and South Armagh looked on helplessly as friends and family suffered and still suffer terribly, in the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan. The Filipino Society in Newry & Mourne, who organised the concert, are being supported by Susan McCann, Blackthorn, The Charlene Mcfee Irish Dance School, The Virtuoso Ivanov from Bulgaria, The Upducky Band, Filipina singer Sarah Bengco and other Philippine artistes. It is hoped that the people of Newry will view this concert as a great cause to support. Tickets are £5 for concessions and £7 for adults and are available from the Arts Centre, Newry, Carlin Records, KFC and at the door on the night. Commenting on the event Newry Mayor Micky Ruane said, “It is not only essential that this Concert will help raise funds for the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan which has devastated central Philippines, but it is important to let the Filipino community living here know that we value them and recogonise their worry and pain about their loved ones. “Newry and Mourne Council will give what help it can to those organising the fund raising event,” he added. Further information on the concert or donations can be obtained by contacting Davy Muldrew 07544264782.
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