Singathon By Glenn Perry

‘Singathon’ to aid Philippine typhoon disaster victims

By Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, Dec 05, 2013

DUBAI: Dubai-based well-known singer-musician Glenn Perry has decided to organise a 25-hour non-stop singing event to raise funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyyan in Dubai.
Talking to The Gulf Today, Perry said that he just returned from Tacloban, Philippines and will fast and sing for 25 hours non-stop to raise awareness and funds for the hundreds of thousands of victims of the Philippine typhoon disaster.
The 25-hour “Singathon” will be held at the Arabian Courtyard hotel in Dubai today at 6 pm and will end after 25 hours on Dec.6 at 7 pm.
During the 25 hours while he is singing, he will not eat or drink or sleep.
“I am doing this because I have lived with the victims in Tacloban and I have seen the agonising pain and suffering they are going through. In my own little way I want to help them.
“My main objective by embarking on this challenge is to request the world media to continue reporting about the Tacloban typhoon disaster. I also plead with the international aid organisations to increase their presence and aid distribution in Tacloban as this is one of the greatest disasters of the world”.
“I beg you to not forget Tacloban. Every disaster has three main stages. The emergency stage, the rehabilitation stage and then the reconstruction stage.”
“The Tacloban typhoon victims are still in the emergency stage. From what I have seen, it will take a minimum of five to 10 years for the victims to stand on their own feet and rebuild their lives.
“Winter is also fast approaching. The victims need immediate shelter and warm clothing. If these requirements are not provided without any further delay then we are looking at another disaster, as the poor little children and elderly will freeze to death.
“I wish that people would generously donate towards this most needed cause, so that the Tacloban victims can at least celebrate a wonderful Christmas.”
Entrance to the “Singathon” is free. Donations are welcome. All donations will be given to the Tacloban disaster victims.

~ by jamilkhan on December 5, 2013.

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