YMCA residents make music to aid Haiti victims
2010: YMCA Norfolk
residents and staff have organized and will be performing in a live event as part of the Norwich Fringe Festival
on May 14
to raise cash for earthquake victims in Haiti.
Hands For Haiti was instigated by members of staff at Norwich Central YMCA to empower young people to use their talents on stage, gain experience in organising arts events, and raise cash for a great cause.
The exciting live event will feature MCs, DJs, singer/songwriters and bands, with a unique twist, those performing currently reside, or work at the YMCA. These extremely talented people are joining forces in a spectacular demonstration of showmanship, solidarity and compassion.
All proceeds will go towards Y-Care International, the international development arm of the YMCA that is currently assisting Haiti in their time of need. Search ‘Hands For Haiti’ on Facebook to find out more.
The event will be launched at 7pm and at 8pm DJ Suburban Fox will kick off the first half which will focus on the YMCA’s very own guitar heroes; punk maestro Gaven Clarke, upcoming singer/songwriter Joshua Holliday and rock band Death Rattle. Also, special hip-hop guest sonofsam.
The second half is urban music, starring brilliant MCs Kro and James Routledge
, ruthlessly incredible DJ Matty Owen
with more special guests Intensi-T
, the UK’s youngest professional beat boxer at only 17.
YMCA T Shirts will be on sale on the night – another way to Help Haiti at only £6 each!
YMCA Norfolk chief executive, Tim Sweeting, said: “Our young people have planned and executed every part of this event, using their diverse skills for the benefit of others less fortunate than themselves. They also plan to have an action-packed musical extravaganza.”