Stars shine to brighten lives

LOCAL stars will sing Christmas carols at Soweto's Maponya Mall to raise funds for the poor tomorrow night.

LOCAL stars will sing Christmas carols at Soweto's Maponya Mall to raise funds for the poor tomorrow night.

Known as the Candle Light Christmas with a Difference, the concertwill feature gospel, kwaito, Afro-soul and Afro-pop singers.

Queen of Gospel Rebecca Malope will dazzle the audience when she singsJoy to the World. Claire Johnson will do the same with Silent Night.

Ntando will singThe First Noël and Soweto Spiritual Singers will singOnce in Royal David's City. Kwaito star Howza will singGlory in the Highest and Let it Snow will be sung by Neyi Zimu. Afro-soul singer Camagwini will mesmerise with Away in a Manger.

Malope says: "Many of us look for ways to reach out to children in need and those who are hurting in an effort to make their Christmas a little brighter, so what better way of doing that than to perform and to dedicate your time to them."

Stacey Gule of Beyond Destiny Entertainment says proceeds from the concert will go to Sizanani Children's Home and needy families who will be identified by the community through a radio marketing campaign it will embark on through Metro FM.

"I am passionate about giving, entertainment and talent. I can't think of a better way of combining the three than the presentation of Christmas Carols with a Difference. The annual event will feature icons, stars and business people, who will not only give money, but dedicate their time towards a worthy cause," Gule says.

The event is supported by the Sowetan newspaper and the Maponya Mall. Tickets for this very worthy cause cost R50 and the event starts at 7pm.

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