Well, Born to Run, was a storming success. Thank you to everyone who came along and to the brilliant musicians who entertained us! Ryan Oliver kicked off the night with a touching solo rendition of Springsteen’s Nebraska, and Max Savage and the False Idols brought down the house with a rousing performance of Born to Run.
And of course the night would have been impossible without the generosity of Nexus Arts (the venue), Coriole (the wines), Udder Delights (the cheeses), and all the behind-the-scenes helpers, especially Sally and the tireless organising committee.
The money raised will make a huge impact in Tanzania. We’ll keep you posted.
On 14 February 2015 – drawn by the promise of good music, good company, good food and drink, and a good cause, with the temperature soaring above 40° – a crowd of over 350 people descended on a picturesque valley in the Adelaide Hills to attend Music for Moshi, a biennial concert raising money for CAPDA.
Brilliant local musicians including Max Savage (pictured), Delia Obst (playing with Banjo Jackson & Dom Symes), Abbey Howlett & The Golden Realm, Mitch Harrington and Lyle Berg provided the entertainment.
All told, the concert raised over $13,000 for CAPDA’s work in Tanzania. This contribution will be used to provide practical material assistance to disability agencies in Moshi.
The first tranche has already been used to support 150 carers and children to join in the Kilimanjaro Marathon Fun Run – raising awareness for disability issues and giving children a rare opportunity to participate in an internationally recognised event. Four disability agencies came together for a fabulous day of community participation – they ran (or walked or travelled in wheelchairs!), enjoyed breakfast and drinks, and received a participation gift of soap, rice, oil etc, and sold goods made by youth with disabilities. This was a great way for locals to learn about the children and youth with disabilities in their community.
CAPDA would like to thank the wonderful organising team – Isabel, Charlotte, Nick, Henry and James, as well as Ron, Lyn and the rest of the van den Brink family – who made it such a magnificent night! Our thanks also go to the sponsors ( Hugh Hamilton Wines, Lakeside Premium Angus, Lobo cider, McLaren Vale Beer Company, and others) and to the tireless team of volunteers who worked the bar and the barbecue.
Follow CAPDA’s Facebook page to see how funds raised at Music for Moshi are used in Moshi. We will post photos and updates.