Gospel concert to aid inner city kids

August 11, 2016
Carey Sayles

Gospel recording artiste Carey Sayles and his Sharilyn of The Sayles International Music Ministry are staging a gospel concert titled 'I Believe in You', set for October 1 at the Karam Speid Auditorium.

In addition to the Sayles' angelic voices, the concert will also feature the talents of Jabez, Dennis Rushton, the Kencot Youth Choir and a group from the Trench Town Seventh-day Adventist Basic School, which is to benefit from part of the proceeds of the event.

"The idea behind it is to help kids in the inner city. Instead of trying to implement preventative measures at the end of some of these young people's lives, we're trying to help them from early so [that] we can help them from becoming criminals or giving them a better chance to achieve success later on in life," Sayles told THE STAR. "On a weekly basis, this is where some of the children and, in some cases, their parents get a warm meal. It is an institution that has produced stellar students, as their programme seeks to develop their students academically, socially, spiritually and physically."

Sayles confessed, however, that he is having challenges in getting sponsors onboard to help offset the costs associated with staging the event that he is convinced will help some of the children of Kingston's inner cities lead better lives. "We are still forging ahead and hopefully, everything will be on stream,"' he said.

Meanwhile, Sayles, who performed recently at the CUJ Gosplash at Fort Clarence Beach in St Catherine, said the event was going great before it had to be abandoned because of the threat of a tropical storm that was approaching the island on August 1.

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