Charity concert to raise funds for firefighters
SOUTH Africa’s top acoustic rock band, Watershed, will perform at a charity show at Fish Hoek Civic Centre today to raise funds to purchase essential items for emergency response volunteers who brave smoke and flames to restore calm once chaos strikes.
An opening performance by Ocean View jazz band Made In Africa, which includes some of the volunteer firefighters, will set the mood for a fantastic evening all in aid of a good cause.
The event is hosted by the Rotary Club of Good Hope and the Rotary Club of Newlands, who have set a target to raise at least R50 000.
In addition to top musical entertainment, the crowd will be treated to hilarious cricketing stories and a few sporting jokes by the MC for the night, well-known cricket commentator Robin Jackman.
A signed Proteas cricket bat and jersey will also be auctioned on the night.
The funds raised will be allocated to Emergency Assistance Volunteer Support (EVS) teams to purchase fire resistant clothing, firefighting equipment and a support vehicle. EVS is an organisation that provides volunteer crews to help fight fires and deal with emergencies.
In addition EVS also raises community awareness through assisting in fire and safety education and assists with the Rotary family health days in the community.
Tickets cost R250 and include a free draw in a raffle for a weekend away for two at a hotel to the value of R5 000.