Musician raising funds for Holy Cross

An aerial view of the Holy Cross Primary School showing fire damage.

A Walmer Estate musician is arranging a concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock music festival while raising money for his old school, Holy Cross Primary, which is recovering from a fire.

Bernie Lawrence says the concert, Woodstock on the Greens, will be held at the YMO St Lukes Football Club in Cambridge Street, Walmer Estate, on Human Rights Day, Thursday, March 21.

“We’ve got to get the school back to normal to help the pupils,” he said.

The school was badly damaged in a fire on Thursday February 7 (“Overwhelming support for gutted school,” Southern Suburbs Tatler, February 14).

Principal Nomthandazo Zweni said she was overwhelmed with the support the community and neighbouring schools had shown.

“We are excited for the fund-raiser. I didn’t know that there are so many kind people who want to support the school,” she said.

Mr Lawrence, a bass player, will be performing with Little Wing and Ambience New Beginnings bands.

The gates open at 9am and it will cost R150 per person. You can take your own chairs, tents, blankets, gazebos and braais.

For more information, call Mr Lawrence on 081 861 3574.