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Community concert to help rebuild earthquake-devastated Nepal

mwalters, 4th June 2015

From Bay FM in Byron Bay comes a special national fundraising event featuring Toni Childs and friends.

After a recent tour to Nepal, singer Toni Childs and her crew flew out just 36 hours before the earthquake hit. We now invite you to come together as a community to help Nepal, with 100% of the funds raised going directly to organizations and people on the ground in Nepal.

Here's an insight from Toni about their experience and the motivation behind coming together as a community to help precious Nepal: "It would turn out we left Nepal 36 hours before the devastating earthquake would hit, leaving us all gutted and concern and bittersweet feelings for our trip and the Nepal Crew we left behind. It took us quite a few days to hear news from our beautiful Nepalese friends. Hari at Life Dream Adventured who organized our trek, was the first to make contact, and then our guides Sabin and Ob. We were told that most of our sherpas were accounted for, but we are still waiting to hear what has happened to the ones who lived near the epicenter. We are keeping our fingers and toes crossed. Every one of our Nepal crew we've heard from lost their home, place of business, and villages, but happily their families are safe.
Instantly hearing about the devastation I became motivated to do something to help my friends in Nepal."

And so the Rebuild Nepal Benefit Concert was created in collaboration with the Crystal Castle team, Bay FM 99.9, Biggsounds Productions, Renny Sax Photography+ MUA and Oztix. It is important to the collaborators that 100 percent of the funds raised goes directly to the organisations and people on the ground in Nepal. Because of this, we will be traveling to Nepal at our own expense to access what is most needed and vet organisations that are doing excellent work.

Donations will be supporting:

  • Tents to Nepal - immediate shelter relief
  • Karuna-Shechen - food and medical relief efforts by the monks of Shechen Monastery (who have been preparing for these earthquakes for many years).
  • Access Nepal - mental health work
  • Funds taken directly to people and groups on the ground

Toni Childs is an Emmy Award winner and three-time Grammy-nominated recording artist, installation artist and environmental activist, with fans in 50 countries around the world. She is best known for her list of international hits such as ‘Don’t Walk Away’, ‘Stop Your Fussin’, ‘House of Hope’, ‘I’ve Got to go Now’, ‘Many Rivers to Cross’, and ‘Because You’re Beautiful’. Toni has a new album and a unique 3D mapped concert and environmental experience called It’s All a Beautiful Noise.

For CRN subcribers:

  • Playing in Extras 2 on Wednesday 17 June, from 14:04 to 15:00 EST, and available for DDN capture or as a file download link on request.
  • The 55'50 minute broadcast will feature the best of performances of the event, intercut with interviews with the Australian Embassy in Nepal and other people on the ground.
  • Full two-hour broadcast available from this standalone site, as well as images, and you can request custom promos for your station.
  • For more information contact CRN staff on 02 9310 2999 or email [email protected].

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