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$42 million and counting

Published:Sunday | May 25, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Powerful women and men show contributes $42 million to Mustard Seed Communities

Having already raised more than $42 million for the Mustard Seed Communities, some of the nation's most powerful men and women will seek to raise more today for the charity which has benefited thousands of the most needy Jamaicans.

The Powerful Women & Men Perform For Charity event returns today with entertainment designed for the entire family.

This year's event is set for two shows starting at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

"We are looking forward to even greater support from our loyal patrons and fans of the new performers today, especially as we will be hosting two shows this year," said Thyra Heaven, founding chairman of Powerful Women & Men Show.

Social media sensation Rushaine 'Dutty' Berry; president and co-founder of MVP Track Club Bruce James; and CEO of the Jamaica Public Service Company, Kelly Tomblin, are among the newcomers slated to grace the stage today.

They will join popular repeat performers Lloyd B. Smith, deputy speaker of the House of Representatives; Dr Michael Abrahams, gynaecologist; Carol Francis, programmes manager at the Public Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica; and the Fantastic Four of Michael Powell, DiMario McDowell, Emerson Henry and Maurice Henry, who earned a standing ovation and thunderous applause at last year's show.

Tickets are available at all Portmore and Kingston outlets of Island Grill; Bijoux Duty Free Shop, 7 Dominica Drive, New Kingston; Signatures Boutique, Gore Business Centre, beside MegaMart; Mustard Seed Communities, 1 Mahoe Drive; and Liguanea Drug and Garden, 134 Old Hope Road.

Each adult ticket will cost $2,000 and the cost for a child's ticket is $800. No tickets will be sold at the gate. All proceeds will go to the Mustard Seed Communities to benefit the 600 abandoned children in its care.