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Keighley harity gig high note for African adventure cause
6:00pm Monday 25th February 2013 in Keighley
A charity acoustic gig will be staged in Keighley next month to help orphaned and deprived youngsters in northern Africa.
The event will support the good causes being backed by Aine Curran.
Aine, 21, originally from Steeton and a former Holy Family Catholic School student, now works as a professional dancer, singer and performance art teacher.
She will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania at the end of June in aid of the charity Giving Africa, which is dedicated to developing education by building schools in the continent.
Aine will also spend four days in the Kenyan capital Nairobi undertaking community work and dance workshops with orphaned children.
The project is called ‘Leap to the Peak’, and Aine and her fellow fundraisers plan to collect a total of £50,000 to build a school in Burkina Faso.
Aine, now living in London, said her own personal fundraising target is £2,000, of which she has so far collected more than £400.
“The fundraising is going well, but it has been hard – there’s still a long way to go,” she said. “I feel I’ve done well so far, and I want as much as possible to go to the actual charity rather than covering my own costs.”
The fundraising gig is being arranged on her behalf by Keighley resident Patrick ‘Patch’ Kelly at The Exchange Arts Centre in Russell Street on March 15 at 7.30pm. Entry is £4 on the door, and the event will run until 2am.
Acts booked to perform include Tia Rhian, JoJo & Patch, Jamie Ferguson and Anna Greenwood.
Visit ainecurran.co.uk or support her fundraising drive online at justgiving.com/aine-curran.