JANICE Kennedy, a nurse at the Tramways Medical Centre will be heading to Kenya to to teach orphaned children to sing.
And as part of the Toccata ‘Tour of Africa Tumani 2012’ doctors and staff at the Glengormley surgery presented a cheque for £700 to the organisation.
Toccata comprises professional and semi-professional UK-based musicians, united in the mission to use their collective talents to support charities the world over, in their philanthropic endeavours.
The group travels far and wide to perform, particularly to developing nations, with the aim of addressing issues of poverty and deprivation.
This is achieved by devising and performing high quality musical productions which attract sponsorship from both corporate concerns and private individuals. Toccata is a non-profit organisation and all the proceeds from its productions are channelled entirely to our partner charities.
Toccata will be performing a show comprising a mixture of popular western music which will be performed together with African musicians and street children from Nairobi, the capital of Kenya.
Gladys Sedgwick is heading out to the east African country with the group in October.
She said: “Toccata organise this every year and this year’s theme is Tumani.
“In our past experience of working with deprived children across the world we have learn’t that the experience of being included and valued through participation in our concerts, can mean more to them than the financial support their receive through Toccata’s charitable scheme.
“Perhaps even for a few days we may help these children experience a standard of life, that we in the west take for granted.”