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Concert raises money for Africa

Eric Dozier and the One Human Family Gospel Choir will help raise money for African grandmothers during a concert Saturday (Dec. 1), 7 p.m., at St. Andrew’s United Church.

The concert is hosted by the Nan Go Grannies, formed two years ago in response to the plight of African grandmothers. The organization supports grandmother-headed families in Africa by raising awareness among local residents and collecting funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. The group raised more than $15,000 in two years.

There are now more than 160 groups of Canadian grandmothers who seek to lighten the burden borne by their African counterparts as a result of the HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa.

African grandmothers are struggling to feed and care for their grandchildren who have been orphaned by AIDS. By 2010, more than 20 million children in sub-Saharan Africa will be without one or both parents.

The Stephen Lewis Foundation is helping to build a solidarity movement between grandmothers in Africa and Canada. Informed by the voices of African women, Canadians are assisting African grandmothers in obtaining the support needed to secure a hopeful, healthy and happy future for themselves and their orphan grandchildren.

Proceeds of the concert will go to the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

Tickets $20 and available at Falconer Books, Long and McQuade, and at the door if available.

For more information, please visit the Nan Go Grannies’ website at www.nangogrannies.org.

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