Sunshine Coast based charity, Maggie’s Dream Catcher, is hosting a concert at the Woombye School of Arts hall on Saturday 29th March to raise funds for the hospital it supports in India.
Founder of Maggie’s Dream Catcher Cheryl Ryan said the “Rock ‘n Relief” concert will play host to local talents such as M7, The Stripes, Polly Atwal and Matt Ambrose.
“It’s going to be a great family friendly night with the event’s main act, M7 set to rock the stage with a number of old school classics,” Mrs. Cheryl Ryan said.
M7 was formed after seven local businesspeople decided to pursue their passion for music with weekly jam sessions in July last year.
The band includes doctors Michael Ryan and Roger Morris, Osteopath Andrew Urbahn, Solicitor Mark Bray, Medical-Rep Shane Harvey, IT Guru Nathan Kennedy and School Teacher Ken Kiernan.
“We just started jamming together for a bit of fun, it's a great way to blow off steam after the grind of daily work. We all have a great time and a laugh doing it. I think it's a great mix of tunes which I hope the crowd will really get into," said Nathan Kennedy, one of M7’s two lead guitarists.
“At the end of the day I just enjoy getting up and playing music, and if it’s all in the name of a good cause, even better!”
Talented Year 7 students, The Stripes, of Matthew Flinders Anglican College, will be the main support act opening the performance with their original song, My Rock Band, and will be sure to draw a crowd.
Coast musicians, Matt Ambrose from Wild Hearts School of Music and Polly Atwal will also be performing.
Cheryl Ryan said the event will include a number of food stalls including a BBQ, a licensed bar and coffee by BARE Coffee Company, there will also be great raffle prizes to be won.
“Rock ‘n Relief is going to be a fantastic night out for the whole family, it starts at 5.30pm so parents can come with their children and leave early if they like or they can stay on and
enjoy a great night of entertainment. We’d love to have the whole community come out and support these local performers and help raise vital funds for our hospital project,” Mrs Ryan said.
Tickets are $5 for children, $15 for adults or $35 for a family pass. These can be purchased from www.eventbrite.com.au and more information about the event is available on the facebook page – Rock ‘n Relief Woombye to Mumbai.
Maggie’s Dream Catcher raises funds through fundraising activities and donations from Australian sources to financially assist and support the Delek Hospital in Dharamsala in Northern India. The charity also assists in finding and locating volunteer doctors and staff for the hospital project along with putting in place educational programs, procedures and policies.
Located in the northern Himalayas, the Tibetan Delek Hospital has been providing health care services to Tibetans, Indians and foreigners visiting Dharamsala for the past 35 years. The hospital has grown from a small dispensary to a full-fledged 45 bed general hospital.
Common diseases prevalent in the area are Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B infection, Typhoid fever, Gastroenteritis, and upper and lower respiratory infections.
The hospital hopes to eventually root out TB from the Tibetan population in India and to strengthen the healthcare system in the semi-rural area that has been falling apart in the absence of doctors.
More information can be found at: http://www.maggiesdreamcatcher.org.au
Local musos set to rock from Woombye to fundraise in Mumbai
Woombye School of Arts Hall, Woombye
Saturday 29th of March 2014
Tickets are $5 for children, $15 for adults or $35 for a family pass.
Further information can be found at www.maggiesdreamcatcher.org.au
Woombye School of Arts Hall, Woombye
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