Friday, February 19, 2010

Vincy Culture to Raise Funds

Vincy Culture to Raise Funds for Needy Children in SVG and Haiti

By High Commission for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on 2/19/10

HIGH WYCOMBE, February 2010: The Sands Seventh-day Adventist Men’s Christian Fellowship (Sands SDA MCF) have organised another Spiritual/Cultural Fundraising event which will take place in High Wycombe.

The event will celebrate St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) National Hero's Day and raise funds for needy Children in SVG & Haiti.

It has been organised in association with High Commission for SVG.The evening of spirituality and culture will start with a Thanksgiving Service commencing with the entrance of SVG's national flag.

After a short recess, when traditional Vincentian cuisine will be available for purchase, the Cultural section showcasing performances by various talented International and Vincentian Diaspora groups/individuals will begin.

A representative for the Christian Fellowship said "It has always been our intention to raise money for children in need in SVG and other parts of the world.

We want to show that we as Vincentians in the UK are willing to help our fellow brothers and sisters in the Caribbean.

We are hosting this Cultural Concert in aid of children in need in SVG but we are particularly focusing this year's event to raise funds for Haiti, especially the displaced Children from the terrible disaster.

We want to encourage everyone to support this event with their prayers and monetary donations‚"

H.E. Mr Cenio E. Lewis, High Commissioner said "I am immensely proud of the Vincentian Diaspora in the UK within hours of the unfolding tragedy caused by the earthquake in Haiti our Mission received a numerous enquiries from the diaspora requesting advice on how they as individuals and groups could help Haiti.

Many of the Vincentian Associations quicklydonated a portion of their reserves or raised specific funds and are continuing to do so.

In addition The Mission has been told by some of SVG Association Chairs that a portion of their fundraising activities will be donated to what will be an ongoing and long term appeal of assistance for Haiti."

The Spiritual Cultural event organized last year by the Sands SDA MCF raised in the region of ¬£1100 which was donated to the High Commissioner's Special Fund which assists school children in need in SVG.This year's event will take place at St. Andrews Church, Hatters Lane, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP13 7NJ. The Thanksgiving Service will commence at 18:30 Tickets are available in advance £5.00 per ticket, and £3.00 under 16s and pensioners. For more information and tickets please contact 01494 533905 or email: