DEC Ebola Crisis Appeal Concert- 19th December, York

On Friday 19 December, the Bar Convent Chapel in York is hosting a concert support the Disasters Emergecny Committee’s response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa. All proceeds will go to the DEC Ebola Crisis Appeal. The DEC is comprised of thirteen leading aid agencies, including CAFOD.

According to the World Health Organisation, the current outbreak of Ebola has infected more than 14,000 people and killed more than 5,000. The true figures may be even higher. So far parishes, schools and individuals across England and Wales who have responded with huge compassion to CAFOD’s Ebola Crisis Appeal, donating more than one million pounds, to help stop the spread of the virus across Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

The concert will feature the following fantastic musicians:
• Bethany Hare- A young singer who received a standing ovation in 2013 at Headingley Stadium, and who works extensively for good causes.

• Paula Ryan- a folk singer from Tipperary who plays the Marimba, the Guitar Bazouki, the Bodhran and Djembe and who won the Shrewsbury Folk Festival Peace Song 2014 Competition.

• David Swann- a local folk singer and acoustic guitarist, who won the best new song about Yorkshire, in the Radio York, Song for Yorkshire competition.

• A Specially Assembled Music Group of Combined Parishes
Tickets are £5. The concert will start at 7.30pm on 19 December 2014. Paperless Tickets/ Reservations may be purchased in advance at York’s three Oxfam shops, on Goodramgate, Micklegate and Low Petergate. You may also purchase paperless tickets online, if you wish to do this please contact:

The Bar Convent is at 17 Blossom Street, York. If you have further enquiries about the concert please contact

Click here to find out more about CAFOD’s response to the Ebola Crisis in West Africa.

In the event the DEC raises enough money for the response to Ebola, all proceeds of the concert will go to the DEC Gaza Appeal. The DEC is a registered Charity No. 1062638

DEC launches Ebola Crisis appeal

The Disasters Emergency Committee, of which CAFOD is a member, has launched an emergency appeal for the Ebola Crisis in West Africa. A huge concerted effort is needed to contain the spread of the Ebola virus, says CAFOD Director Chris Bain.

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The World Health Organisation has reported that the number of people infected with the Ebola virus in West Africa has reached 10,000, with 4,992 deaths. Mali is the latest country in the region to record a death. Continue reading