Today I received this plea. You cannot ignore these things. Odd at the moment that we are about to enter a season of peace and goodwill, which will actually be a season of self indulgence in all reality, there are others, who are our brothers and sisters, suffering in this way. This concert sounds like a great way to reach out for something other than material things. Here is the e-mail I received this morning:
I am writing to you in the hope that you may be able to assist in publicising a very worthwhile event happening at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Wednesday 8th December.
Leading artists from the music world are to perform at the United Nations High Commission for Refugees' fundraising concert for the victims of Sudan's Darfur conflict.
I realise that the request is at rather short notice but we are hoping that we may enlist your help over these coming few days by asking you to place a link to the event on your site.
The concert line-up includes names from both the pop and classical worlds and includes:
the Brand New Heavies, Jocelyn Brown, Mick Hucknall, Alison Moyet, Andrew Coleman, Antony Costa (Blue), Robbie Craig, Mario Frangoulis, David Gray, Barbara Hendricks, Ruthie Henshall, Chrissie Hynde, Roisin Murphy (Moloko), Daniel Pearce, Sir Willard White, John Themis and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.
Franz Ferdinand is also recording a song for the night as well as donating their Mercury Music prize money.
As you can see, there is something there for just about everyone!
Proceeds from the concert will be used to provide life-saving assistance to those caught up in one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.
UNHCR are also currently auctioning on Ebay, a box that includes 8 VIP tickets and entrance to the after-show party.
If you are able to post a link to the site until the 8th of December and point people in the direction of purchasing tickets and/or making a donation then that would be very much appreciated.
UNHCR's 'Refugee Voices for Darfur' fundraising concert - 8th December 2004
Come and enjoy a fantastic concert at the Royal Albert Hall and help raise money for Sudan's humanitarian crisis.
You can also bid on 8 VIP tickets and entry to the after-show party by going to Ebay!
All the best
A crazy World we live in where, we watch television shows telling us how we can lose weight and where to invest our money. We live in centrally heated brick houses. These guys have nothing. I think events such as these ought to be supported fully. Hope they raise a great deal of money and it is kept away from the taxperson (politically correct! LOL)