Char­ity con­cert to raise funds for firefighters

The New Age (Western Cape) - - Western Cape News - TNA RE­PORTER prov­inces@the­newage.co.za

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.

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