Singing Lowes back in the city

2016-10-14 10:11
Father and daughter Frank and Carol-Ann Lowe, seen here at her matric dance recently, will be performing at the Scottsville racecourse on Sunday to raise funds for young South Africans living with diabetes, adding another chapter to the Singing Lowes’ 50-year-long history of singing for a cause.

Father and daughter Frank and Carol-Ann Lowe, seen here at her matric dance recently, will be performing at the Scottsville racecourse on Sunday to raise funds for young South Africans living with diabetes, adding another chapter to the Singing Lowes’ 50-year-long history of singing for a cause. (Supplied)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Pietermaritzburg residents will be treated to a blast from the past this weekend when popular 1960s entertainer Frankie Lowe and his daughter, Carol-Ann, perform at Scottsville racecourse.

The Singing Lowes used to be a singing sensation in the city.

Frankie Lowe, one of the eight Lowe siblings who formed a band together with their parents in the 1960s, will return to Pietermaritzburg after decades to perform with his daughter for the first time this Sunday.

Lowe and his daughter are currently living in Johannesburg.

The proceeds of the show will raise funds for Youth with Diabetes (YWD).

Carol-Ann, who has herself been living with diabetes for more than four years, is an ambassador and fund-raiser for young South Africans living with diabetes. The 18-year-old said when she was diagnosed with diabetes in grade eight she started doing community service work to help inspire other people living with diabetes.

Her commitment to community service saw her winning the President’s Award for community service, having given over 900 hours to charity work over the past two years.

Carol-Ann is a Grade 12 pupil at Reddam House School in Johannesburg, and an ambassador and role model for youth living with diabetes.

Lowe said Sunday will be a normal horseracing day, but Gold Circle have given Carol-Ann an opportunity to raise funds for the YWD on the day.

Lowe encouraged people to support the YWD by booking a seat for the show and making donations to the non-profit organisation as funds are desperately needed.

Carol-Ann said the YWD helps educate children living with diabetes on ways to manage the disease and to motivate and build their self esteem.

“I am very excited about performing on Sunday. I have never been to horse race before so I am also excited about that,” said Carol-Ann.

Lowe said although he has relocated to Johannesburg, Pietermaritzburg will always be in his heart as this is where he grew up and where his career started. He said as a teenager growing up in Pietermaritzburg, he was dedicated to raising money for different types of charities.

“I also use to organise teenage beauty pageants and camps, which helped keep youngsters off the streets.

“I will always have a soft spot in my heart for this city,” said Lowe.

Carol-Ann has received a scholarship to study at the New York Film and Acting Academy and hopes to be in the entertainment industry following in her father’s family’s footsteps.

Read more on:    pietermaritzburg

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
ADVERTORIAL
Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

/News
 

How to open a beer bottle without an opener

Do the right thing and never be thirsty again…

 
 

You won't want to miss...

WATCH: Man films himself going down water slide upside down as things go very wrong…
WATCH: Conor McGregor: Notorious the trailer
Best date night restaurants in South Africa
WATCH: Ryan Reynolds offers fans a free tattoo in new Deadpool 2 teaser
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.