The Salvation Army Presents ‘An Evening of Sax & Strings
The Salvation Army, a faith-based international organisation, has been established in Saint Lucia since 1902. For the past one hundred and fifteen years the organisation has been committed to providing assistance to the underprivileged. It is best known for the Kettle Programme at Christmastime when the money that is collected goes toward providing food hampers for many including families, street persons, and institutions such as The Crisis Centre, The ExServicemens League, and many communities islandwide through the Ministry of Social Transformation, Local Government and Community Empowerment. In December 2016 over 800 food hampers were distributed.
The Day Care and Kindergarten at the Salvation Army headquarters in High Street, Castries provides education and care for young children. The daily meals-onwheels programme, which provides a meal for 60–70 persons, has seen a significant increase in numbers recently.
In addition to generating a modest income to help offset administrative costs, the thrift store which the Salvation Army operates, with donations of clothing and household items from members of the public and various private sector businesses, also provides clothing for the homeless and fire victims. Over the years, whenever disaster has affected the country, the Salvation Army has been present to provide assistance to those in need.
The organisation is extremely grateful to have a small number of deed-ofcovenant partners among the corporate and individual citizens of Saint Lucia but always welcomes additional funding for the various programmes that it manages and encourages more companies and persons to enter into similar tax-deductible arrangements.
‘An Evening of Sax & Strings’, which is a major fundraiser for the Salvation Army, will take place on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at the National Cultural Centre at 6pm. This annual signature event is in its third year with the first, ‘An Evening of Sax’, in 2014; ‘An Evening of Sax & Song’ in 2016 and now ‘An Evening of Sax & Strings’ in 2017. The entertainment will include some of Saint Lucia’s finest artists performing in various genres of music. These include Isman Lovence, Carl Gustave, the National String Orchestra, Ethan Fletcher and Yannick James, John Antoine, Manmay La Kay and Ronald ‘Boo’ Hinkson.
Tickets cost $60 in advance and $75 at the door and can be obtained from Steve’s Barber Shop, The Cell (Rodney Bay and Jeremie St.), Matthew’s Restaurant in Rodney Bay and the Salvation Army Headquarters in High Street, Castries.
The public is asked to come out and enjoy a fabulous evening of incredible music whilst supporting the humanitarian programmes of the Salvation Army.