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May 30, 2011

Gala Evening In Support of Japan Relief Fund - June 3

japan-relief-fund Gala Evening of Entertainment In Support of the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund

Friday 3rd June 8pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge

Tickets €10

On March 11, 2011, an earthquake struck off the coast of Japan, followed by a Tsunami and a Nuclear Crisis, this has left devastation across Japan.
The official death toll had been raised to 14,133, and more than 13,346 people were listed as missing. More than 130,000 people remained housed in temporary shelters; tens of thousands of others evacuated their homes due to the nuclear crisis.

Newbridge has a strong link with the people of Japan, it as their host town for the Special Olympics and for many years Newbridge was home to many Japanese students who came to study here. The Holy Family has a special connection with Japan and in particular with the Sendai area, as many of their pupils and staff took part in student exchanges.

The Holy Family School has set up a Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Sendai Relief Fund, in the Bank of Ireland Newbridge, in an effort to help the people of Sendai and to show solidarity.

Many fund raising events have been happening throughout the Holy Family and the community of Newbridge, and A Gala Evening of Entertainment in Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge is part of this fundraising effort.

This event was organised by Paula Conlan of StageWorks, and a past pupil of the Holy Family.

This Gala evening promises to be a memorable evening of Music, Dance and Song. Special guests include Fifth String,  Lorraine Nolan and Michael F Malone to name but a few. The evening will also celebrate the release of Charity CD called “Solidarity” by Ceithre Cairde. For tickets to this fundraising evening please call 045 448327 or visit