Free event to raise funds for two little boys in Nepal

Bluegrass, Irish folk, and banjo smashing outfit, Lime and Steel, will hit the stage at The Rhythm Hut for the first time on Sunday, February 28.

The Five Lands Band will start off the night with some funky improvised tunes. A mix of anything from jazz, funk and groove, these smooth cats always fill the dance floor and get those feet tapping. The feature artists for the 2016 first Five Lands event of the year is Lime and Steel.

With roots-down banjo- fiddle grooves, dust kickin’ hoedowns and folk noir ballads, Lime and Steel roll out a show of original songs that splash on just the right amount of paint to get a loving glimpse of the darker side of the Australian soul.

For this event, The Rhythm Hut is holding a fundraising event for two little boys in Nepal. The fundraiser will be run by Grace Mulligan, one the Hut’s drumming students. “During my time in Nepal I stumbled upon two radiant little boys, Anamol (8), Sakul (4),” said Ms Mulligan.

“Suffering with severe Cerebral Palsy and abandoned at birth, they were left unattended, undiagnosed and living in a destitute home with 17 other children,” she said.

“The home was understaffed and underfunded and the boys were extremely malnourished and dehydrated. “Their health was critical, as for years their basic human needs had not been met; the smallest one was left in a corner, covered in flies and was overheating lying underneath a bed sheet where he was denied water to minimise accidents, it was a devastating reality.

“Synchronicity and chance networking led us to a wonderful care facility in Kathmandu for disabled children, called the Disabled Welfare Centre (DWC) Nepal,” Ms Mulligan said. “DWC Nepal is a facility full of love, that encourages growth in a safe and embracing environment, 24-hour care and structured days full of reading, writing, outdoor play, art and music therapy; this home was the lifeline the boys both needed and deserved,” she said.

“However, it comes at a combined cost of $210 per month. “Any donations made will go directly to the care home to continue to support Anamol’s and Sakul’s monthly fees. “This infrastructure is incredibly vital in a developing society like Nepal, and after spending many months there personally, I am passionate about supporting its immediate and long-term development,” Ms Mulligan said.

The night will kick off at 5:00pm at The Rhythm Hut in Faunce St Gosford, with free entry. The Rhythm Hut is allages, fully licensed, no BYO and children and families are welcome.

Email, Feb 18, 2016 Lou Sawilejskij, The Rhythm Hut

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