Nepal visit strikes chord with gui­tarist

Teen sings out for bus help

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By RHI­AN­NON MCCON­NELL

A Tawa stu­dent is com­bin­ing his love of mu­sic and help­ing peo­ple to raise money for a hos­pi­tal bus in Nepal.

Peter Sim, 18, is one of seven youth ad­vo­cates for the Le­prosy Mis­sion.

Ear­lier this year he vis­ited one of the poor­est le­prosy- af­fected ar­eas of Nepal.

‘‘It was in­cred­i­ble. There were so many dif­fer­ent sto­ries. The nat­u­ral re­ac­tion is to be thank­ful for what you have. It made it real per­sonal for me and mo­ti­vates me,’’ Sim said.

While there, the team no­ticed a need for a hos­pi­tal tran­sit bus and de­cided to raise the funds for one.

He said a new bus would al­low for more med­i­cal cen­tres.

A gui­tarist, Sim de­cided to hold a con­cert with his band, Un­til Au­tumn, to raise some of the $25,000 needed for the bus.

The Le­prosy Mis­sion New Zealand works with poverty stricken ar­eas of the world to cure, care for and re­store peo­ple af­fected by le­prosy, with a vi­sion to put an end to the af­flic­tion in our lifetime.

The con­cert will take place at Tawa Bap­tist Church hall this Satur­day at 7pm. Door sales are $5 and food and drink will be avail­able for pur­chase.

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