All proceeds go to the Sunflower Fund.
Gin Bar, Wale Street, 7:30pm
Tickets R220 including refreshments (Honest Chocolate, Trump Coffee etc)
Booking: Shelley Windall, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are very excited to be hosting an intimate fundraiser for the Sunflower Fund. The driving force of this is Amelia Chan, who recently lost her newlywed husband to lymphoma.
Amelia is the Concert Master of the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong. She is an exceptional violinist, and will be performing this very personal and moving recital in memory of her late husband, Fred Kleynhans. She is soon to go back to Hong Kong, but would like to express her gratitude to the wonderful haematology team in the Sunflower Ward at Mediclinic Constantiaberg, where Fred was treated. And since he suffered from a blood cancer, the Sunflower Fund had become a cause very close to the couple’s heart.
Violinist Amelia Chan’s performances have taken her around the globe. She has been heard on WQXR, New York; WQED, Pittsburgh; West Virginia Public Broadcasting; BBC Radio Scotland, Scotland; and RTHK Radio 4, Hong Kong. She was formerly concertmaster of the West Virginia Symphony, and has performed extensively with the New York Philharmonic. She has recently collaborated with legendary flautist Sir James Galway as a soloist, and with the French accordionist extraordinaire Richard Galliano in chamber music.
The Gin Bar is privileged to host this benefit concert in memory of Fred Kleynhans. All proceeds of tickets and beverages sold will go to the SunFlower Fund.
The Sunflower Fund creates awareness around the need for blood stem cell donors and provides education as to the process of registering as a donor. We raise funds to cover the tissue-typing costs involved in adding donors onto the South African Registry.