Traverse hosts night for Haiti

February 1, 2010 | By More

The Traverse is to host a benefit for the Mercy Corps to help support relief in Haiti on Sunday 7th February with a cabaret night of comedy, live music, dancing, auctions and sideshow antics.

According to the organisers: “host Johnny McKnight will be joined by comedian Craig Hill, playwright David Greig with his very small instrument, the lovely chanteuse Clare Knight (Iona from River city), sideshow Robert, Future Woman and the Wheelie Priest.”

DJ Grandma Staflasch, Balkanarama’s resident septugenarian DJ, will also be playing the best of Balkanbeats to help keep the dancing going until kicking out time.

Tickets on the door with a recommended entry fee of £10-£15 – and “an abundance of exclusive treats being auctioned on the night”. Sunday 7 February, 7pm-11pm.

Mercy Corps is “a team of 3700 professionals helping turn crisis into opportunity for millions around the world”, according to their website. The agency has a long track record of helping people living in the world’s toughest conditions to recover and rebuild after natural disasters and conflict. Their special expertise is in disaster responses that establishe a foundation for, and lead directly to, self-sufficiency.  Mercy Corps efforts in Haiti include food delivery, water sanitation and ‘Comfort for Kids’ a trauma-counselling support for children.

Mercy Corps website

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