Chapel by the Sea, 95 Roscoe St Bondi
$20 adult, $15 concession
Chapel by the Sea is organising a fundraiser for the victims of Cyclone Haiyan which so recently devastated a large part of the Philippines. Some great music from that land and Latin America will be on offer from the Pato Lara Band, Alex Gomez, Anyela Martinez, Lonja Afro-candombe, the Shamanic women's collective and Marunta story teller, Yapak, Rene and Dwayne, Carlotta Centanni, Mocean along with John and Jane Queripel.
There will also be Filipino culinary delights and a photo exhibition by Armando Vega.
Of course the main aim of the night is to raise crucially needed funds for the communities in such urgent need following the cyclone. To that end there will be a giant raffle and silent auction. Already some great prizes and pieces for auction have been gathered for the night but many more are needed. The organisers are asking for any help they can get in services and goods which can go into the auction and raffle so if you or your business can assist in any way they would be delighted to hear from you.
Cyclone Haiyan, the strongest storm ever recorded at landfall with gusts of 350 kilometres per hour, is the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record, killing over 5.000 people in in the areas it struck. According to UN officials, about 11 million people have been affected and many have been left homeless. 'Let's do our little bit to help' said the Chapel's minister, the Rev John Queripel. The night is being sponsored by the Chapel, Heartdancers Australia, Ere Perez natural cosmetics, Bondi Rumba and the Latin American Film Festival along with the Filipino migrant association, Migrante.