Music event a fundraiser

Local bands Trade Winds and Musical Crewe are getting together tonight, to raise money for the Sunrise Centre, a training workshop for adults with disabilities.

The event, held at the Royal Palms, Seven Mile Beach, 8pm-1am, will feature a range of Caribbean inspired music, including Reggae, Calypso and Soca.

Trade Winds have been performing throughout Cayman for the last 25 years and will be playing a mixture of popular covers as well as their own material.

The band, which has played across the US as well as Jamaica, is always keen to support a local cause.

‘Every year we try to give something back to the community. We try to do at least five fundraising events a year,’ band leader for Musical Crewe, Irbing Hernandez, commented.

Trade Winds will perform its own material, written by lead singer and songwriter Dave Martins.

The band, which has been playing in Cayman for the last 23 years, formed in 1968 and has played across the Caribbean.

The Sunrise Centre hopes the event will get the ball rolling in its efforts to raise sufficient funds to send a group of up to 40 clients and volunteer caregivers to Tampa

‘We try to take a trip every year, but last year we were unable to go because of Ivan. We hope to visit Busch Garden,’ Bonnie Moxam, executive director, at the Sunrise Centre explained.

‘The trip is beneficial to the clients, many of whom suffer from Cerbral Palsy, Cerebellay Ataxia and Downs Syndrome.

‘It’s mentally stimulating and for many it is the only chance they get to go overseas. It also gives their families a much needed break from the demands of caring,’ she added.

Tickets priced $15 are available in advance from the Sunrise Centre West Bay. Contact the centre on 949-3330 for further information. Tickets priced $20 are available at the gate.

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