DAN CEARNS The Standard
SCUGOG: The Music for G-Moms charity concert will once again be returning to the Port Perry United Church stage, at 294 Queen St., on Saturday, June 10th.
This is the third annual event. Last year, the event raised approximately $1,300 for the G-Moms of Port Perry.
This year’s event will start at 7 p.m., and will feature perfromances from local youth, including a classical cellist, an a cappella girls singing group, and a saxophone group among others.
The event is organized by Cameron and Clara Hick. They created the event 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.
Clara talked about what it has been like to be able to give back to the G-Moms.
“Its been really amazing. We really didn’t expect this kind of outcome. Its really grown, which I think is really great. We knew it was something that we wanted to do at first, but the support that we’ve gotten from the G-,Moms of Port Perry has been great.”
Cameron said the concert is “a family friendly event.”
“You see all ages at the event.”
Cameron also spoke about why she thinks people should come out to the concert.
“I think that it is just such a wide range of music styles,” she said.
Clara added the event has “something for everyone.”
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 and send to school the orphaned they care for.
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