The St Andrews Trust is putting on a concert, featuring soprano Rebecca Ryan, to raise funds for the Hope Home, an orphanage in Nepal, which was badly damaged by the earthquakes in Nepal in 2015 .
Rebecca Ryan originates from Bluff and has had a varied singing career both in New Zealand and Europe. She promises an interesting and entertaining programme ranging from the Baroque period to the 20th century, including songs by Faure, Mozart, Flanders and Swann, and others.
St Andrew’s Church, Waiuku, has financially supported the orphanage for many years, however the earthquakes and a block on imports of building materials has meant the Hope Home still needs to be rebuilt. To cover the costs they hope to raise $US70,000. So far they have raised $US19,000. The concert will be a step to restoring life to the Nepalese involved with the Hope Home.
A concert in Waiuku will be held on Saturday 17 June at the Waiuku Town Hall at 7pm.