Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


An evening with Neil Finn, Conrad Smith and Peter Urlich

‘So They Can’ charity announces an evening with Neil Finn, Conrad Smith and Peter Urlich

‘So They Can’, a charity set up to help some of the poorest children in Africa, is pleased to announce its annual fundraiser – An evening with Neil Finn, Conrad Smith and Peter Urlich, with all proceeds going towards making sustainable, community-focused changes in Africa.

This event is set to be an extraordinary and unique evening not to be missed, with a live performance from Neil Finn, a speech from All Black Conrad Smith who has spent time in Africa with ‘So They Can’, and DJ Peter Urlich who will have guests dancing until late.

Since it was founded in 2009, ‘So They Can’ has brought about fantastic change for children and orphans in Africa. The charity has built a primary school that currently educates 520 children, as well as a secondary school, which will together have educated 840 children by 2017. ‘So They Can’ has also built an orphanage that currently houses over 120 children, aged from 3-7, who once lived at the local dumpsite; and will continue to deliver business classes to the adult population and finance them into profitable businesses.

An evening with Neil Finn, Conrad Smith and Peter Urlich

Friday 12 April, 6:30pm

Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland

Tickets are available now at sotheycanauckland.eventbrite.co.nz. Tables of ten ($3,500) or single tickets available, include canapés, a three-course meal, alcohol and entertainment.

The evening will also feature a raffle to win a beautiful diamond, and very special silent and loud auctions with superb items to win including a luxury holiday on the Gold Coast, weekend escapes to Queenstown and beyond, contemporary and fine art and much more.

About ‘So They Can’

So They Can was founded in 2009 after Cassandra Treadwell visited a refugee camp in Kenya, where over 7,000 people were living in tents. They faced dire poverty with little or no food, water, health care or education. Community leaders asked for a school for their children’s future: their request became the inspiration.

So far, So They Can has built a primary school that currently educates 520 children and by 2017 will educate 840 who will then attend So They Can’s secondary school; as well as an orphanage that currently houses over 120 children, aged from 3-7, who once lived at the local dumpsite. So They Can also delivers business classes to the adult population and finances them into profitable businesses.

So They Can’s focus is to invest in Africa rather than provide aid. It works with communities in severe need; empowering people to become self-sufficient. The ultimate goal is that the knowledge and skills it provides will help develop the future leaders of these communities and help them break the poverty cycle permanently.
ends



© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

NZ on Air: More Funding For TV Captions To Increase Access

More funding for TV captions to increase access NZ On Air has increased funding to provide more captions and audio description on television programmes for the hearing and sight impaired. More>>

Music: So Laid Back Country China Album Release

On Friday night, So Laid Back Country China held a gig at Meow for the release of their new album With Knees of Honey in Goodbye Canyon. I briefly spoke with Harriet lead vocals, keyboard) and Michael (lead vocals, guitar) before the gig More>>

Art: Wellington Region Celebrates Matariki

Eight Wellington museums and galleries have joined forces to present a major programme of exhibitions and events to celebrate Matariki 2015, the Māori New Year. The Wellington Matariki Festival will host more than 60 free events and activities between Saturday ... More>>

Wellington: TEDxWellingtonWomen Speakers Unveiled

The lineup is announced today for the highly anticipated upcoming event TEDxWellingtonWomen. Speakers include local women and men who have lived extraordinary lives and have ideas worth spreading. More>>

Culture: RNZB Showcases NZ Artists With Two World Premieres

The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s mixed bill Salute - Remembering WW1 which opens on 22 May will showcase the talents of New Zealand artists working at the top of their field. More>>


Books: Witi Ihimaera To Address ‘State Of NZ Literature’at Festival

6 May 2015 MEDIA RELEASE Witi Ihimaera to Address ‘State of NZ Literature’ at Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival The New Zealand Book Council has chosen the 2015 Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival as the stage for its annual address, which ... More>>

Culture: Historic Māori Portraits Travel To The Czech Republic

Image credit: Gottfried Lindauer, Wahanui Reihana Te Huatare, oil on canvas, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915 More>>

Art: Something Felt, Something Shared - Enjoy

Gabrielle Amodeo, Ruby Joy Eade, Clare McLean, Kalya Ward Curated by Emma Ng May 7 – 30, 2015 Opening: Wednesday May 6, 5.30pm Strange frequencies are channelled through personal narratives and poetic placeholders in Something felt, something ... More>>

Culture: Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015

Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015 Images from New Zealand Defence Force Click for big version A bugler plays The Last Post Click for big version A View from the top of the Carillion Click for big version Faces old and young Click for big ... More>>

Television: MediaWorks Announces Dancing With The Stars Hosts

MediaWorks and BBC Worldwide ANZ are delighted to announce host Dominic Bowden alongside co-host Sharyn Casey for the hit series Dancing with the Stars. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news