Gospel group to hold fund-raising concert

2015-12-09 06:00

TO put smiles to the faces of 300 needy children from Ezinketheni this Christmas, Pietermaritzburg gospel group, Cut of a Different Cloth, will host their “Once upon a Star” concert on Sunday 13 December.

Concert artists will sing Christmas-themed songs at JMR Church in Northdale, the aim of which is to raise funds and food donations for a soup kitchen at Ezinketheni informal settlements.

The soup kitchen falls under Mama Ntombi’s Community Project (MNCP), a Christian Fellowship project where they make food for r orphaned and vulnerable children and teach them good and moral values.

Concert organiser Stephen Francis said the concert was founded last year and they raised R6 000 for Pietermaritzburg Children’s Home.

This year they will be collecting food for MNCP’s breakfast club and to look for sponsorship to build them a proper kitchen.

“We found out that the woman who allows MNCP to feed the children at her house had her kitchen destroyed by hail at the beginning of the year.

“We are looking for sponsorship and will also take a non-mandatory offering at the concert and the funds will be used to build a kitchen for this woman as it was used to dispense food to the children.

“We are also hoping that under the management of a qualified builder, we will build the kitchen ourselves to minimise costs and provide a better and stronger kitchen.”

The concert starts at 4pm and people can bring either cash or non-perishable items. Donations in the form of lunch boxes, clothes and toys are welcome.

Entrance fee is non-perishable items.

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