Kelly Mcguire and SP Red Cross: unBelizeable Fundraiser
Monday, February 8th, 2016
Award-winning singer/songwriter Kelly McGuire is celebrating his birthday in Belize by hosting a series of concerts on San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. McGuire’s tour includes four concerts in which he is teaming up with the San Pedro Branch of the Belize Red Cross and the Wheelchair Foundation from California. The purpose is to raise funds to provide wheelchairs to Belizeans in need on Ambergris Caye. From the first concert so far, concert goers have generously donated almost $1,000BZ towards the cause. The aim of the Foundation is to bring in 260 wheelchairs to the country later this year.
The concerts began on Saturday, January 30th and Sunday, January 31st, with the first performance at the Island Time Bar and Grill and the second at The Dive Bar. The third concert was held on Wednesday, February 3rd at Captain Morgans. All performances took place from 2PM to 5PM and many supporters and fans came out to listen to McGuire’s hits. The crowd was delighted with songs from his “Boat in Belize” album, which was named album of the year in 2008 by the Academy of Texas Music. He also shared some of his most recent singles from his “King of the Island” album.
McGuire will play one more concert on the island on Monday, February 8th from 2PM to 5PM at Island Time Bar and Grill. On St. Patrick’s Day, he is giving another concert to benefit the Wheelchair project, this time at Pleasanton, California USA, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. This concert is being organized by Wine for Wheels, http://www.wineforwheels.org/ and another partner with the Wheelchair Foundation.
The Wheelchair Foundation has donated over a million wheelchairs worldwide and Belize has been selected to be a recipient this year. Everyone is encouraged to attend the concerts and at the same time support a worthy cause. Red Cross Volunteers will be at the shows collecting donations towards the cause. For those not able to attend any of the performances, donations can also be made online at www.wheelchairfoundation.org/give/donation under the field that reads ‘I would like to apply my donation to’: select ‘Belize WFM Container.”
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