DAN CEARNS The Standard
SCUGOG: The Music for G-Moms charity concert will be returning to the Port Perry United Church stage at 294 Queen St. this Saturday, June 11.
People will once again be treated to an evening of music of all kinds performed by local Port Perry High School students. The event will feature performances by a classical cellist and violinist, an acappella girls singing group, a saxophone group, singers, as well as piano players, and more.
The event was created, by sisters Cameron and Clara Hick, last year after the Port Perry United Church gave everyone $5 to use in a way that benefited the community. They chose to benefit the G-Moms of Port Perry because they are a local charity and because the sisters were inspired by the outreach work they do in Africa. Last year’s concert ended up raising over $800 for the G-Moms of Port Perry.
“Last year it was definitely a success, and a lot of people told us they enjoyed the concert,” Cameron Hick said. “After the good feelings and reviews that we got, we decided to bring it back.”
Ms. Hick added that the students that performed last year will be back this year, and promised that this will be a great show for people to bring their families to.
“The acts have only gotten better and there are more students involved this year, so this is going to be a fun show,” she said.
The concert gets underway at 7 p.m., and free will donations will be accepted to benefit the local G-Moms.
The G-Moms of Port Perry are part of the Grandmother to Grandmother campaign, which supports women as well as children in Africa through the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
Their goal is to raise awareness and money to help grandmothers in Africa, who care for children who have been orphaned by AIDS, become self sufficient, as well as be able to feed the orphaned they care for and send them to school.
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