Parents praise Shaggy for charity concert

January 05, 2018
Bustamante Hospital for Children
Dr Lambert Ennis (left) with Shaggy at the official Handover ceremony of the proceeds from that year's Shaggy and Friends concert on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at the Bustamante Hospital for Children.

We are just a day away from this year's staging of the Shaggy and Friends Concert and some persons are excited to see the performances from the powerful line-up of entertainers. However, others are focused on the concert because it will be in aid of a worthy cause.

There is another set of persons who are happy for the event the patients of the Bustamante Hospital for Children.

Since the first concert in 2009, the concert through the Shaggy Make A Difference Foundation has donated more than US$1.5 million in equipment and services to the hospital.

When THE WEEKEND STAR spoke to some of the parents whose children are patients at the hospital, they were extremely upbeat about the concert and the initiative.

A parent, who was enjoying lunch with her 11-year-old daughter, said she commends Shaggy and the other organisers of the show.




She also encouraged other artistes to both support the Shaggy and Friends Concert and find their own methods of giving back.

"I think he is doing a good job," said Christine Sinclair.

Sinclair, who travelled to St Andrew from St Mary with her daughter and six-month-old granddaughter, said that she was praising the event while on her to way to the hospital.

Sinclair said the benefits of the show are evident in the grounds and buildings at the facility.

Another mother with her young daughter beside her was brief in her commendation of the event, only stating that she believes it is a good initiative and one that she thinks should continue.

The Shaggy and Friends Concert will take place on the lawns of Jamaica House, St Andrew, tomorrow evening. It will feature rock singer Sting, American rappers Wyclef Jean and Fetty Wap, along with veteran and new dancehall artistes from Barrington Levy to Dexta Daps.

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