April 13– The Citizen Milton Keynes

Your chance to show you care

THE smallest charity undertaking the BIGGEST project in post-Tsunami Sri-Lanka should get another boost this weekend.

That is if the great Milton Keynes public buys the inevitable charity CD launched this Saturday (April 15).

Do You Care will get its first public performance at Midsummer Place and then goes on sale across the city raising cash for Milton Keynes GP Dr Tush Wick's Children's Hospital Tsunami Aid Fund. 

Sri Lankan-born Tush and husband Gary have raised an incredible £100,000 since the tidal wave struck, to build what will be the country's only children's hospital. They have just got back from Sri Lanka and after a couple of false starts hope to start building this summer.

"There have been delays but watch this space and keep those donations rolling in," said Tush.

Do You Care, written by Debbie Murray and Dave Lakin, was conceived last year immediately after the Tsunami and intended to raise money for the wider DEC disaster appeal.

"The cream of Milton Keynes pulled together and over the course of a week it was recorded at Madcap in Wolverton with schoolchildren, teachers, musicians, poets, artists and rappers full of Milton Keynes' passion," said Debbie.

Then the DEC capped further donations to Tsunami-affected areas and the project was put on hold until Debbie spoke to Tush.  After our meeting I knew the song was born for a reason and the childern’s  hospital in Sri Lanka was now its inspiration," said Debbie.

The CD costs £3 with everything going to the fund.  At Saturday's launch, at the Midsummer Place Oaktree between 3 and 5pm it is £2. As well  as live performances there will be refreshments and Sri Lankan food.

The CD is also available from Virgin Megastore and  the Citizen Office, Secklow Gate West.