Concert for street kids in Colombia

St Joseph's Church - members of Justice and peace group organising concert for street kids in Colombia. L/R Dorothy Parkin, Mary Williamson, John McMenemy, Fr P Currie, Ron? Docherty, Drew Williamson.
St Joseph's Church - members of Justice and peace group organising concert for street kids in Colombia. L/R Dorothy Parkin, Mary Williamson, John McMenemy, Fr P Currie, Ron? Docherty, Drew Williamson.

St Joseph’s Justice and Peace Group is holding a

concert tomorrow night (Friday, September 12) to raise money for street children.

The money raised will go to the charity ‘Let The Children Live!’ set up by Father Peter Walters in 1992.

He decided to help children from the streets and shanty-towns of the city of Medellín in Colombia after they rescued him when he was temporarily stranded in the country as a young student. He had no money or place to stay but these youngsters befriended him and helped him to survive until he could go home. This had such a profound effect on him that he spoke to the local Archbishop who told him some of the work that was being done to help these children but also challenged him to do something.

Father Peter said: “Because the children have no-one, they really belong to us all. Unless we help them, these children will remain ‘disposable’ throwaway kids with no future at all.”

In recent years St Joseph’s Justice and Peace Group have organised various events to support this charity and this year they welcome classical tenor Martin Aelred, whose last performance in Milngavie was a great success. Martin, who has volunteered to play at concerts in central Scotland and further afield over the coming months, will present “Music from the Movies.”

The concert is at 7.30pm in St Joseph’s Church, Milngavie. Tickets available from the church, Milngavie Bookshop or on the door: adults £8 including refreshment, children under 16 free.