The football world cup may not have been a success on the pitch for the Brazilian national team but the opportunity was seized by Gabriel Davies to raise vital funds for the To Ligado Project.
Gabriel Davies from Lancaster has volunteered on five different occasions with VinB, serving in both the To Ligado Project in Rio de Janeiro and the Development For All Programme in Cristino Castro, NE Brazil. Gabriel’s latest venture has been to organise a programme for people wanting to experience Brazil and enjoy the World Cup. Along with university colleague and friend Farhaan, Gabriel promoted and facilitated a world cup experience for 18 people whilst at the same time raising over £3000 for the To Ligado Project.
Gabriel & Farhaan present a cheque for over £3000 to the To Ligado project
On behalf of all those connected to the project Beth thanked Gabriel and Farhaan for their ingenuity and hard work.
Gabriel’s heart is never far away from Brazil and he hopes to return to Rio in the near future to undertake further studies in green technologies.
The project is able to continue serving the communities of Santa Teresa because of the excellent work undertaken by people like Gabriel & Farhaan.
Dave & Shelagh Richardson have recently facilitated the donation of instruments from Longridge Band to the Favela Brass Project in Rio de Janeiro.
Favela Brass was founded by Yorkshireman, Tom Ashe, who lives and works in a poor community in the Santa Teresa district of Rio. Brass instruments used to be an intricate part of Brazil’s musical heritage, but in recent years has shown a decline and the purpose of Favela Brass is to provide free brass lessons to children living in poor communities as a medium for promoting brass, raising aspirations and preserving Brazil’s musical heritage.
From Longridge to Rio via Doncaster the instruments donated by Longridge Band will play an important part in helping to create bonds of solidarity between peoples on different sides of the world.
Shelagh receives instruments from Fred Little of Longridge Band