Music Evening to Aid East Africa Crisis

An entertaining musical evening was held in support of aid agency CAFOD’s East Africa Crisis Appeal. 

East Africa Appeal (2)

16 million are in need of help

Local group ‘The Intones’ performed at St Andrew’s parish hall in Teesville on Friday May 12.

Band members Jonathan Rees and David Hawkins played a wide range of music for the audience to enjoy.

David said: “There was a mix of music we have amassed over the past years from the 1960s to some stuff that’s new in the charts today.

“Beatles, Elvis, Adele, Ed Sheeran – you name it we play it!”

East Africa Appeal

The East Africa appeal has raised millions

David, a music teacher at St Peter’s Voluntary Academy in Middlesbrough, continued: “It just seemed like an idea to help out anyway we could to support the East Africa appeal and thankfully we were able to make it a successful fundraiser.”

At the evening there was also a raffle, tombola, quiz and Irish bingo with all proceeds going to CAFOD’s East Africa appeal.

In East Africa, there are currently over 16 million people in need of urgent food and other life-saving assistance.

Despite the challenges, CAFOD makes sure that aid reaches the families who are most in need, through the network of trusted local organisations which CAFOD works with in South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya.

Event organiser Amy Glanville said: “’I don’t know where you could get a better night of entertainment for £2, made all the better with the knowledge that our little gathering might save a life elsewhere in the world.”

For more information on the East Africa appeal, visit our website.

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