Just a Drop has organised a virtual Christmas concert to help raise funds this winter.
The travel industry charity, which helps provide communities around the world gain access to clean water, says its work is “even more critical” this year.
The concert will be hosted by Just a Drop’s Patron, Alastair Stewart OBE, and will feature a number of choirs and acts such as the Treorchy Male Voice Choir, Vocal Dimensions, Wimbledon Choral Society, Wiltshire Wailers and Offbeat Choir.
They will perform alongside students from Pembrey Primary School in South Wales and the Coop Academy in Failsworth, as well as choirs from the communities around the world that have benefited from Just a Drop’s work.
Author, translator, journalist and Hispanist Adam Feinstein will join Nicaragua’s ambassador to the UK, Guisell Morales-Echaverry, to showcase poetry from country. He recently published the first book of rhyming translations of poet Ruben Dario’s work and is a biographer of Pablo Neruda.
In a statement, the charity said: “We all know Christmas is going to be a little different this year. While the coronavirus means Christmas plans and get-togethers certainly won’t be the same, there’s no reason to let tiers and restrictions dampen our Christmas spirit.”
During Covid-19, Just a Drop has provided hand-washing facilities and soap to local markets to enable them to stay open maintaining livelihoods and food supplies while helping stop the spread of the virus. The charity purchased PPE equipment and provided handwashing and soap-making facilities to healthcare centres to protect medical staff and patients.
Having purchased motor bikes, the charity’s local teams have been visiting villages, towns and marketplaces to raise more awareness and understanding of the dangers of Covid-19.
Everyone who books a ticket, at £10, will be sent a song sheet so the can sing along. They go on sale on December 17 here.
All proceeds will go towards the charity’s work.
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