A sold out benefit on Oct. 20 raised money for the Gaige Children’s House in Nepal.
The concert was held at the Critteraid Charity Shop on Main Street.
With a silent auction of many donated items, local children performed, a kids helping kids theme prevailed. Performing were 11-year-olds Tiana Ferlizza and Katarina Sterk, from Summerland, who sang and danced, followed by 12-year-old Shaughnessey Rose from Vernon, who sang and played acoustic guitar.
Her version of the song Imagine by John Lennon had the entire audience joining in.
Those who attended opened their hearts and their cheque books as they donated $2,500.
The money raised will enable three more orphaned children to be placed into Gaige House. This is life-changing for them.
Support for the event came from Critteraid Charity Shop, Zias Stonehouse Restaurant, Summerland Wellness Centre and Reflexology, Wellborne Health, The Wild Scallion, The Gym in Penticton, Nepalese Indian Restaurant in Westbank, Natural Waves Hair Salon, IGA in Summerland, Tiki Shores Resort and Spa in Penticton, Best Western Chelsea in Coquitlam.
Another benefit is being planned for early December, with all funds raised for Willows Animal Shelter.
For more information call Brenda at 250-494-4072.