You can support YANA (You Are Not Alone) on Dec. 3 by coming to the Mex Pub to enjoy an evening of Celtic music by David Somers and Celtic Cargo Cult.
Admission for the concert is by donation and will go to support the valuable programs that YANA offers in the Comox Valley.
The benefit concert is a 1st Tuesday Fundraiser, a monthly concert series that pairs local performers with their favourite charities. Food donations for the Comox Valley Food Bank are also appreciated.
This month, Celtic Cargo Cult will perform some Old World music, with soul-moving vocals, compelling rhythms, and plenty of heart. Their performances include many flavours of Celtic music from poetic ballads to high-energy and contemporary songs. Celtic Cargo Cult band in full formation consists of David Somers who plays guitar and vocals, David Hext on bass and vocals, Chris Manuel on lead guitar and “Bootless” Bob Henderson on drums.
YANA’s services include providing accommodation and funding to Comox Valley families experiencing a high-risk pregnancy or with children under the age of 19, needing to access medical treatment away from home.
YANA supports these families by covering travel expenses and providing accommodation so that families can be together during stressful times. YANA maintains four fully-furnished apartments within walking distance of Children’s Hospital in Vancouver where families can stay during treatment.
YANA also provides financial assistance for meals, child care for other family members and other expenses, which helps the family to focus on the healing of the child. YANA also provides emergency funds through St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Expectant parents or parents of children who are leaving the Comox Valley under emergency medical situations receive money, accompanied by a letter of introduction, inviting them to contact YANA once they reach their treatment destination.
Families in need of these services can also contact YANA at their office, located at 495 Fitzgerald Avenue in Courtenay. Their office hours are Tuesday and Thursday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
For more information, to donate or volunteer, visit www.yanacomoxvalley.com or call 250-871-0343.
— 1st Tuesday Fundraisers