Mohammad Al Mansour

Mohammad Al Mansour

Cedar Area Refugee Effort hosts benefit concert to sponsor Syrian refugee family

NANAIMO - The Cedar Area Refugee Effort is raising money to sponsor a Syrian refugee family to come to Nanaimo.

The Cedar Area Refugee Effort is raising money to help reunite members of a Syrian refugee family.

Mohammad Al Mansour, his wife Wedad Idris and their children Ahmed and Chiraz, arrived in Nanaimo in March.

The Cedar group is raising money to sponsor other members of the Al Mansour family, a son, his wife and their child, to come to Nanaimo.

The group hosts Music to Unite at St. Andrew’s United Church, located at 311 Fitzwilliam St., Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20, $10 for attendees 18 and younger and are available from Sweet Somethings Candy and Confections, Fascinating Rhythm, Arbutus Music, St. Andrew’s United Church, Tom Lee Music and at the door.

Refreshments will be provided by the Al Mansour family.

The event also features entertainment by Panache, a mid-Island female vocal ensemble; the FROGS, Four Rather Outstanding Gentlemen Songsters; and Anna Atkinson, a performer who sings traditional songs from the British Isles.

The musicians are donating their time for the fundraising performance.

The Cedar Area Refugee Effort is raising money to support the family for a year, cover airfare and dental care.