PERRY SINGS FOR A CAUSE

Glenn Perry will hold a concert tomorrow at the Al Nasr Leisureland to raise funds for the Pakistan quake victims. Perry recently returned from Pakistan where he travelled as a social worker to help the earthquake victims.

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Published: Tue 22 Nov 2005, 2:21 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 3:08 PM

The main objective of the concert is to raise awareness of the dilemma and sufferings of the quake victims. “The aid that they have received is insufficient. They are in dire need of more tents and blankets. If they do not receive these immediately, then there will be countless deaths due to the approaching winter. On behalf of the quake victims, I pledge the people of the UAE and the world to come forward and help me help these people in destitution,” he appealed.

Perry is also committed to promoting local talent. At this concert he will feature the Dubai Children’s choir, the Dubai International Singers and some solo singers. One of Perry’s protégés Paula, who is six-year-old little girl from the Philippines, will be the star attraction. Perry will then take stage and render songs from the nostalgic 60s to songs from this decade.

He will also perform his own MTV hits Laila and Tonight. Perry has recently written three new songs, which he will debut at the concert. “I wrote a song called Zaina for a very beautiful girl I met in Kashmir. I will sing another new composition called Oh Murree, which is about a mountain that is 7,000 feet above the ground in Pakistan. I will be debuting a third song, which I have especially dedicated to the earthquake victims entitled Take my hand,” he said.

Perry has been involved with many charitable causes, which include working in the tsunami relief camps in Sri Lanka, the Katrina hurricane disaster in New Orleans. Early this summer he travelled to Ethiopia to help orphans and children affected with HIV/Aids and now he has just returned from Pakistan where he travelled to help the Earthquake victims.

“In my own little way I want to help others in need. Just putting a smile on the faces of the underprivileged especially children makes me very happy. We have taken so much from this world. I want to give back to the world what I have received. If we all gave a little bit then we could surely change this world for the better. In my own little way I try to do the best I can to help change this world and make this world a better place.”


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