GB Port Authority sponsors HASB Charity Concert

SARAH ST. GEORGE and RICARDO KNOWLES

As HIV/AIDS Survivors Benefit (HASB) Committee members begin the countdown to the Third Annual HASB Charity Concert set for Sunday, September 30 at the Church of Ascension, they announced yesterday – Friday, August 3 – that the Grand Bahama Port Authority has once again stepped up to assist their efforts, through sponsorship of the upcoming event.

Having confirmed guest soloist Ricardo Knowles, out of New Providence and partnering with the Grand Bahama Chorale for what promises to be an event that will not disappoint, Kevin Thompson-Delancy, HASB’s president, thanked Sarah St. George and the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) for once again, sponsoring the organization.

“Once again we want to thank the Grand Bahama Port Authority for stepping up and assisting us like they always do. The committee is overly excited with joy that the GBPA stepped in and sponsored the upcoming concert,” said Thompson-Delancy.

Noting that this is an exciting time for HASB, Thompson-Delancy said that through the GBPA’s contribution the committee can move ahead with the concert.

“We can move forward with the concert and with the money raised, we can continue with our programs which include Positive Impact – promoting, educating and sensitizing the community of Grand Bahama – and more importantly, assisting persons who are critically ill.”

Another highlight for this year’s concert is having a number of young people attend the event, said Thompson-Delancy.

He revealed that a former politician, who wishes to remain anonymous, has come forward with a sizeable financial donation which he asked to be used to sponsor three youngsters from each local church in West Grand Bahama to attend the concert.

“The donor has always assisted HASB with events put on in West Grand Bahama, and we want to say thank you for again coming on-board, particularly to have young people attend the concert. The donor wants young people in that district to not only be exposed to the musical treat, but to learn more about HASB’s work in the community, its educational programs like Positive Impact, which is targeted toward educating teens on the fact and not stigma about HIV/AIDS,” said Thompson-Delancy.

“So again, we want to thank the GBPA, our anonymous donor and The Freeport News for their continued support in our efforts,” Thompon-Delancy added, encouraging the Grand Bahama community to come out and support the event.

Tickets are now available at Kross Town Convenience Store.

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