Concert aims to raise $20,000 for health project

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Rotary members prepare for the March 10 concert

Locals across Penrith and the Blue Mountains are being invited to immerse themselves in a night of cultural song and dance, all in the name of a good cause.

The Rotary Club of Penrith Valley are hosting ‘An Evening For Nepal’, where all funds raised from ticketing sales will go towards supporting the ‘Healthy Schools Project’ in Nepal.

President of Penrith Valley Rotary, Neil Williamson said that the project aimed to educate Nepalese youth on the importance of health risks, as well as to push for change in Nepal’s education sector.

“The health screening project is a group of doctors working in a school with about 1000 students,” he said.

“They look at things such as basic health care and screening, as well as doing things like testing eye sight, hearing, talking about infection control and sex education.”

The concert fundraiser, which will be held at the Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub on March 10, will see world renowned musicians from Nepal take the audience on a journey through Nepal’s the rich musical heritage.

Aiming to raise $20,000, Mr Williamson said that by coming to the concert, not only would locals be supporting a worthy cause, but it would also be an opportunity to meet members of our local Nepalese communities.

“All we are asking people to do is to come and enjoy some music and have an evening out,” he said.

“Just by buying a ticket and coming along, you’re helping this project.”

Tickets start at $50 and can be purchased by calling 4723 5050 or visiting www.bluemountainstheatre.com.

Lauren Suttie

Lauren Suttie is the Weekender’s General & Community News journalist.

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