The Rotary Club of Erina will host the Central Coast launch of the acclaimed film One Love at Avoca Beach Theatre on Thursday, February 15.
One Love tells the story of how reggae icon Bob Marley overcame adversity and the journey behind his revolutionary music.
Its screening will be a fundraiser to support the international projects that Erina Rotary Club has been helping for more than two decades.
These include the School of St Jude’s and Cradle of Love baby home, both in Tanzania.
Sales from movie tickets and a huge raffle on the night will be directed to these and other overseas projects such as Mahoba’s Promise in Afghanistan.
The film celebrates the life and music of an icon who inspired generations through his message of love and unity.
Produced in partnership with the Marley family, it stars Kingsley Ben-Adir as the legendary musician and Lashana Lynch as his wife Rita.
“We chose an inspirational film that emphasises the importance of supporting children to overcome adversity and have a joyful and fulfilling life,” International Project Director of Erina Rotary Monica Hart said.
The fundraising will support the largest charity school in Africa.
Founded by Gemma Sisia in 2002 with only three students, the School of St Jude now provides a free, high-quality education to more than 1,800 students, boarding to more than 1,100 students and employs more than 280 Tanzanian staff.
Erina Rotary Club was inaugural sponsors and several members, including Hart, travelled to Tanzania to help construct the first school buildings.
Several individual students have been sponsored by Rotarians across the Central Coast, with one Rotarian flying to Tanzania this year to see the student he has sponsored throughout their schooling to graduate.
Money raised at the film launch will help the students reach the great height of their potential by providing a free, high-quality education, daily hot meals and much, much more.
The Rotary club meets each Tuesday from 6.30 pm at Erina Leagues Club.
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One Love will be shown at Avoca Beach theatre at 6.30pm on Thursday, February 15.
Tickets are available on the theatre website or on the night at the theatre.