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Charity brought 'Inna di light'

Published:Saturday | November 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Twickenham Park Overcomers will be taking patrons 'out of the dark and inna di light' this Saturday when they host their charity event, Inna Di Light - The Journey Continues, at the Church of the Open Bible, Twickenham Park, St Catherine.

Organised by the youth arm of the Twickenham Park Overcomers, the concert will be showcasing vocal, dance, drama, mime and dub-poetry pieces by members of the youth group.

The main aim of the charity event is to aid in funding tertiary education and decreasing the financial woes for children from communities surrounding the church.

"They get CXCs, but for them, getting into an institution for tertiary education is very challenging," said Gabrielle Lawrence, drama coordinator for the Twickenham Park Overcomers.

She continued, "This is our way of helping them by giving them tuition scholarships for the school term next September."

Children from communities, such as Shelter Rock, Jones Avenue, Central Village, Greendale and New Nursery, will benefit from the proceeds of the event.

Talent is certainly not short at the church as they have with them two performers who had the opportunity to display their talent in Hollywood, California. These two come in the form of singer Joel Wright and international certified dance choreographer Sherona Wright.

Original pieces

There will be almost any instrument you can think of being played, and performers will be playing original pieces written by members of the church and youth group.

Lawrence said their last charity effort was well received and got very good reviews from those in attendance.

"Everyone was talking about it. It's a very big event in the area and this year is going to be even bigger," she said.

Simone Dillon, president of the Twickenham Park Overcomers, said: "Apart from it being a concert it's also a ministry to help bring persons to come to Christ as well. It's not just a scholarship, we're trying to help the youth."

The youth will not be the only ones who come out to support the event as Dillon said that the older folks of the church have also been very receptive of the event and will be partaking in the festivities.

She said, "The support from the older folks has been wonderful. It has been extremely good. We can't thank them enough, they've been very helpful."

The main aim of the charity event is to aid in funding tertiary education and decreasing the financial woes for children from communities surrounding the church.