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Artistes support children with special needs

Published:Thursday | October 9, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Local artistes are showing their support for the special-needs community through the Digicel Foundation 5K Run/Walk to be held this Saturday, October 11. In a grand after-race concert that is scheduled to be held in Digicel's parking lot following the race, artistes like Ce'Cile, Munga Honourable, Chino, Bugle and gospel artiste, Omari, will grace the stage and thrill participants.

The after-race concert has become a mainstay for the Digicel Foundation 5K each year, and is geared at celebrating the extraordinary Jamaicans who will be participating in the race. With host Jenny Jenny, the concert, which is also open to the public, is expected to kick off at 9 p.m. According to Omari, when he was asked to participate in the 5K, he was happy to assist in any way to bring awareness to special needs. "It is a given that I would represent for a cause like this. I represent the kingdom of God and that is His heartbeat, to help those in need. It is a good venture and I applaud Digicel Foundation for the work they are doing. Helping people is what I like to do and want to do more of."

For Ce'Cile, she is always willing and honoured to be a part of any initiative that is geared towards helping those in need, especially children. She said, "Being a mom, I am extremely thankful that my own child has been so blessed, and it is with this in mind that I always try to put myself in the shoes of those less fortunate than us, realising that the smallest gesture of generosity goes a long way."

Proceeds from this year's 5K Run/Walk will be distributed through Digicel Foundation's 'Showcase Your SUPERabilities' programme, which will provide needed scholarships to students with special needs.