Free concert to benefit ARK

Camana Bay’s Paseo will be buzzing with live music and glamour stations on Saturday evening during the first ever Glam Rock concert.

The free concert brings together the top local party band, Suite Elite, beauty store Le Visage and hair salon The Glam Factor for a unique fundraiser to benefit Cayman’s ARK.

The music will kick off at 7pm, in the pedestrian area outside Abacus, and while the band plays, Sharron from Le Visage and Monica from The Glam Factor will each have stations set up, where they will be offering consultations and hair and make-up touch ups.

Money will be raised through the sale of raffle tickets, with all the proceeds going to ARK. There will be one grand prize of a full makeover.

And by full, we mean full: there will be a make-up lesson and application from Le Visage, hair cut, colour, styling and nails from The Glam Factor and a $250 clothing voucher.

“We thought about doing a separate prize for the guys, but in the end we decided that every man knows a nice girl that he could give the prize to if he wins,” said Pam Burgess, Suite Elite’s vocalist and manager, who organised the event.

“I read about the plight of Emmis Ebanks, and I contacted Tara Nielsen at ARK and offered to do something to benefit him,” she said. “Tara agreed that Emmis and 2-year-old Beau Shields, who is receiving treatment for Neuroblastoma and brain tumours, were two cases where financial assistance were sorely needed, although there are, of course, loads of cases that need help. I then got Le Visage and The Glam Factor – a relatively new salon – on board.

I am hoping this will turn into a yearly event.”

Suite Elite will be rocking the town centre with popular hits from 7 to 10pm, and throughout the evening Pam will be encouraging the public to purchase raffle tickets.

“I didn’t want the concert to be a ticketed event, so entry is free, but the raffle tickets will be for sale, and the raffle will be drawn around 9.30pm,” she said.

Pam is also hoping to have some special guest appearances on the night from previous beneficiaries of ARK, who will talk about their ordeals and the assistance they received.

Funds raised on the evening will go to ARK, so that they may assist the families of Emmis Ebanks and Beau Shields with the costs of their children’s treatment.

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