2014 edition of Shaggy and Friends Receive JA$70 million in donations


The Bustamante Hospital For Children have received a gigantic boost in their efforts to upgrade their facility after receiving JA$70 million in donations and proceeds from this year’s Shaggy and Friends charity concert, more than doubling the previous records.


A check for the hefty dollar amounted was presented by Shaggy’s Make a Difference Foundation during a press conference at the Kingston-based hospital Thursday night. Shaggy spoke excitingly about the announcement.

"This last concert, being our fourth installment of Shaggy and Friends, has been our biggest one yet and we couldn't have done it without the help of our sponsors," the Grammy-winning singer said during the conference. "There was a lot going on this year especially with The Voice and I wouldn't have gone through with this if I didn't know that I was working with some very confident people.”

The inclusion of highly-regarded Jamaican singer and The Voice winner, Tessanne Chin on the bill surely had something to do with the record turnout at the lawns of Jamaica House, with close to 10,000 people attending the show, according to Shaggy. Other main acts at the event included fellow competitor on The Voice, Matthew Schuler as well as Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley, Chronixx, Jah Cure, Admiral Bailey, Carlene Davis and many more.

Money raised from the show will go towards finishing the building a full cardiac wing at the hospital, which was reportedly near completion in December.

The JA$70 million amount more than doubles the JA$32 million raised by the last Shaggy and Friends show in January 2012. Previous editions of the show raised JA$27 million and JA$30 million in 2009 and 2010 respectively.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Website Comments.

Read more...

Recommended for you...

New! Talk to me
Was the information helpful? Something needs changing? I welcome your feedback here.

Great Articles You Might Have Missed

Please send us your Feedback, News, Photos, Press Releases, Music and/or Videos to our WhatsApp Number: 1-876-395-8008 or Email: info@dancehallreggaeworld.com

Not what you are looking for? Search the web for more Dancehall Reggae music information below...

Also connect with Dancehallreggaeworld.com on Social Media: 
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

Thank You!

What's New?  
Click Here
to see the VERY latest articles and features.
 

Dancehall Reggae music promotions

Promote Your Song or Riddim with us FREE! Click here for more information.

Recent Article

  1. “Kelissa performs Anbessa World Mixtape for the first time this weekend“

    Dec 04, 19 08:21 PM

    This Saturday at Skyline Levels in Jacks Hill singer/songwriter Kelissa Mcdonald will be performing for the first time this year since the birth of her

    Read More

  2. Fearless Kid Delivers Reality Through Word, Sound and Power

    Dec 04, 19 07:58 PM

    A Life Crusader Through Music, Fearless Kid Delivers Reality Through Word, Sound and Power. Kingston, Jamaica (MPR Consulting) - He was born with music

    Read More

  3. What is the meaning of Bro Gad?

    Dec 01, 19 03:41 PM

    Bro Gad is a popular Jamaican dancehall street slang which was originated in 2018/2019 by upcoming dancehall artist Daddy1. Daddy1 released the official

    Read More

  4. Koffee Trending with "W" feat. Gunna

    Nov 30, 19 04:33 PM

    Roots Reggae singer Koffee hits 1.8 million views in just 3 days on the video for her single W featuring US rapper Gunna. Koffee who is still basking

    Read More

  5. Which Reggae artist Ruled the 1990s

    Nov 29, 19 12:11 PM

    Which Reggae artist Ruled the 1990s? This is another superb question asked by one of our valued visitors. If you were born in the 1960s, 70s or even the

    Read More

[?]Subscribe To This Site
  • XML RSS
  • follow us in feedly
  • Add to My Yahoo!