Groups drum up sup­port for char­ity

Macclesfield Express - - TIME TRIP - KAREN BRIT­TON

SOUNDS of Africa re­ver­ber­ated from an arts cen­tre when a char­ity show­cased its work with the help of drum­ming groups.

Lan­g­ley’s Kon­taani drum­ming group and Manch­ester based Tanante per­formed at Bolling­ton Arts Cen­tre as Vil­lage Rwanda UK show­cased its char­ity work.

There were African dishes cooked by chef Rob of Cafe Wa­ter­side, Rwan­dan crafts and mu­sic.

Vil­lage Rwanda UK (VRUK) or­gan­ised the event to raise funds to re­lieve poverty in ru­ral Rwanda.

The trustees, who are for­mer teach­ers and vol­un­teers with in­ter­na­tional de­vel­op­ment char­ity VSO, have first-hand ex­pe­ri­ence of life in Rwanda.

VRUK is work­ing to con­tinue its project on a nurs­ery chil­dren’s daily feed­ing pro­gramme and Early Years ed­u­ca­tion.

Margo Park, trustee, said: “With trustees liv­ing in Bolling­ton and Mac­cles­field who have worked pre­vi­ously with VSO in Rwanda, we now want to in­volve our lo­cal com­mu­nity with one in ru­ral Rwanda.

“Bring­ing world mu­sic to Bolling­ton was one of our rea­sons be­hind the event and Kon­taani are from Lan­g­ley, so we were pleased to pro­mote lo­cal tal­ent.”

Go to vil­lager­wan­dauk. com for more de­tails.

Pic­tures: Ian Walker

Kon­taani drum­ming group and Manch­ester based Tanante at Bolling­ton Arts Cen­tre for the Vil­lage Rwanda UK event

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