The young Zulu Warriors are back in Shetland. The group of 27 performers, AIDS orphans from South Africa, loved Shetland so much when they visited two years ago that they could not wait to come back.
On Wednesday night the group sang gospel songs at Lerwick’s St Columba’s Church and last night performed their musical drama, a vibrant story of community life with a moral message, at Clickimin. Their final performance will be tonight, also at Clickimin.
The performers have been brought to Shetland from their community at God’s Golden Acre in Kwa-Zulu Natal by Heather Reynolds and have a strong connection with Shetland through Mona and Ian McAlpine. Fund-raising efforts in Shetland have already provided God’s Golden Acre with a bus, but more money for the centre is needed.
Mrs McAlpine said that if 5,000 people in the UK gave £5 each it would make a huge difference to 5,000 children in the Kwa-Zulu Natal’s rural valleys.
For more information contact: momcalpine @btinternet.com or phone Beatrice Clark on (01595) 840 541.
A full review will appear in next week’s Shetland Times.