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Tuesday 11 January 2005

Middle East Residents Club Together To Raise Funds For Tsunami Victims

Cross-Posted at the tsunamihelpneeded blog

A major event is to be held on Thursday 13th January 2005 in Bahrain to raise funds for the tens of thousands killed in the Tsunami that obliterated much of the coastline of South East Asia last week. The idea was spawned by Radio Bahrain personality Krazy Kevin, whose frequent messages of sympathy for victims over the airwaves sparked himself and the vocally talented Jo Lincoln to form a committee to host a major fundraiser.

Under the umbrella of the newly named ‘Tsunami Relief Fund’, the event, ’Hands Across the Water” will be held at the Diplomat Radisson SAS (Bahrain), in their Grand Ballroom. The hotel has kindly offered its services and staff free of charge for this event.

Many of Bahrain’s societies and prestigious companies have come together to help organise the event, which will almost certainly raise a generous amount of money, 100% of which will be sent to those affected by the disaster through the international charity organisation DEC (Disaster Emergency Committee), an independent body which distributes funds evenly to people displaced by tragedies such as the tsunami.

The fundraiser will be from 2pm to 12am (midnight), with the hours between 2pm-5pm being allocated for families, and many exciting events for the whole family will be available, such as a bouncy castle, face painting and much more. 6pm to 12am (midnight) will be for adults only, where some of Bahrain’s local talented bands have offered to entertain visitors. In addition, there will be raffles with great prizes throughout the day kindly donated by Bahrain’s local companies.

Entrance tickets are BD3 ($8-USD) for adults & BD1 ($2.65-USD) for children.

If you would like to get involved in the event by sponsoring, donating, or for more information on the ‘Hands Across the Water’ please contact Krazy Kevin on 39891757, if you are dialing from outside Bahrain, please call +973-39891757 or email kraazykevin@yahoo.com

Source: Djs - Krazy Kevin from Radio Bahrain - 96.5FM & Gulf Daily News - Kingdom of Bahrain
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Anonymous Anonymous said :

With international concerns growing about amount of aid from wealthy Muslim nations, please make sure that your help information is reported to us so that all may know of your efforts.

Tue Jan 11, 03:06:00 AM IST