The month of June delivered forces of nature to the Western Cape that wreaked havoc, resulting in residents losing homes, lives being lost and severe damage to many structures, including damage to hundreds of schools across the province. The people affected by the recent Cape storm and Knysna fires are reliant on the support of others and will spend months trying to rebuild their lives, their homes, their towns and their communities. Good Hope FM has joined forces with GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World to host the United in Hope Benefit Concert, taking place on Saturday, August 5, in the Grand Arena to raise funds for those whose lives have been impacted by the Cape storm and Knysna fires.
The line-up features many of South Africa’s chart topping artists including, Locnville, Tresor, Chad Saaiman, Nasty C, Dominic Neill, Lakota Silva, Grassy Spark, dance company Afrika Ablaze, New Hero, Can Skylark and many more. All the artists are giving their time and talent pro bono in support of giving hope to those who really need it. “We all feel an initial sense of helplessness when a natural disaster hits our communities and we see suffering all around us but don’t always have the means or know-how to help. Together we can make a significant contribution and most importantly, give hope to those affected”, says Brendan Ficks, Good Hope FM Station Manager, “We encourage the people of Cape Town to come out and support this initiative. Every cent raised goes towards the two organisations we have nominated to receive the proceeds, being Community Chest and The South African Red Cross Society”.
Good Hope FM presenters Nigel Pierce, Kyeezi, Danilo Acquisto, Dan Corder and Stan Mars will MC the event and the audience can look forward to comedy from Good Hope FM presenters (and comedians) Dalin Oliver and Carl Weber, as well as SA’s top ventriloquist, Conrad Koch.
* Tickets are R150 and are available to purchase from Computicket.
For more information and an up to date line up of artists, visit www.goodhopefm.co.za.