Third dance music night in support of charity for Kenyan schoolchildren

The third and final “Ken Yeah” fund-raising dance music night, in support of the Ribban Children’s Trust, will take place between Christmas and New Year.

Following on from two successful rave nights earlier this year, the event will take place at Norscot Angling Club at 9pm on Sunday 27th December with tickets priced £5. All proceeds go to the trust, which is in the process of refurbishing two run-down schools in Kenya’s poverty-stricken Rift Valley province.

Organiser Catherine Williams said Shetland had already raised over £1,000 for the charity and that founder Sarah Sieley, who has been touched by everyone’s kindness, wanted to say a “big thank you” to everyone in the isles for their support.

Ms Williams said: “The last two have been a massive success. There has been really positive feedback and I hope for this one to be even bigger and better than the last.”

Special guest DJ Donna Beatz, who is signed to the label Breakoutaudio Recordings, will be appearing on the night. “Many people will recognise the name as he has lived in Shetland. It’s great to see someone from here being such a success in the music industry and it’s a privilege to have her playing. She has played alongside legendary DJs such as Alex Under, Graeme Park and Loco Dice and played in some of the biggest clubs in the country, as well as playing in Ibiza.”

Ms Williams added her thanks to Scott and Dennis from the Angling Club for all their help, as well as the DJs who have played and her friends who helped with organising the nights.

“Lastly I’d like to thank all the ravers who have made Ken Yeah a pleasure to organise and an event to be proud of – let’s make the last one a night to remember.”

The charity is progressing well in refurbishing the nursery departments at the Ribot and Bandiat primary schools, both located in remote farming communities which suffer from numerous social and health problems including HIV/AIDS.

Bordering Uganda, the Rift Valley is one of the regions worst affected by violence and ethnic-related attacks which led to the deaths of around 1,300 people after president Mwai Kibaki was declared the winner of a highly dubious presidential poll in December 2007.


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