Love Aid Phuket Entertainment Director and fellow performer Ricky Zen is proud to announce Thailand’s most popular female singer Tata Young, is giving 100% for Japan disaster relief with a live charity performance for the Love Aid Phuket fundraising concert on 2nd April, 2011.
Voted ‘Best Thai Female Singer’ last year, and made as an ambassador to the Make a Wish Foundation, the big-hearted Tata Young waived her and her management’s performance fee for the Love Aid Phuket concert to ensure more donations could go towards Love Aid Phuket disaster relief in Japan.
Chaired by Khun Pamuke, the Love Aid Phuket concert is supported by Kata Group Resorts, Centara Phuket, and a growing number of businesses and individuals in Thailand, Japan and around the world showing collective support for Japanese friends in need.
“We hope to raise several million baht at the Love Aid Phuket fundraiser, and every baht of those donations will go towards long-term disaster relief in Japan, which is clearly needed considering the huge scale of the disaster,” said Organizing Committee head Edgardo Tanael of Kata Beach Resort.
Tata Young and her manager Myke Brown have expressed their passion and support of “Love Aid Phuket”, their own experiences during the 2004 Tsunami that struck Phuket is personal. “The moment I was asked if I could help, I knew I had to do something and not just watch TV and feel sorry for Japan . . . I would like to encourage others to reach deep inside and support Love Aid Phuket, give something back,” said Tata.
Tata personally lost love ones in the 2004 tsunami. She found strength within her own personal tragedy and immediately left Bangkok to travel south and volunteer at the hospitals to help the victims. “We both had losses in 2004 and we now want to help Japan . . . When people unite, amazing things can happen. I encourage volunteers and fellow musicians to join in,” said Myke.
Tata Young’s performance is scheduled for the evening, after a sunset tribute to Japan.
Proceeds from entry tickets will go directly to the Japan Disaster Relief Fund overseen by the Rotary Club of Patong Beach & the Rotary Clubs in Japan.
“Love Aid Phuket is an opportunity for the Phuket community to come together and reach out to friends in need, just as our Japanese neighbours did when Phuket was devastated by the tsunami in 2004. Together we make a difference,” said Ricky Zen & Edgardo Tanael.
Source: Love Aid Phuket