Ambae’s own songstress Vanessa Quai and her Management Team have walked the talk and donated over Vt500,000 raised in the ‘Water for Ambae’ fundraiser at Moorings Hotel, to the Chairman of Ambae Port Vila Council of Chiefs, Chief Alicta Vuti who in turn handed the donation to the Head of Ambae Manaro Disaster Committee, Henry Vira.
While receiving the amount from Vanessa Quai witnessed by her Management Team including her father, Nigel Quai, the Port Vila Ambae Council of Chiefs Chairman thanked Vanessa Quai for the most generous giving to the Ambae Disaster Committee to help with water needs of the volcanic ash fall victims.
Member of Parliament for Ambae Constituency Alickson Vira, Deputy Chairman of PVACC Chief John Tarilama, Chief Michael Liu representing the Chiefs’ technical committee and Henry Vira echoed Chief Vuti’s sentiments and congratulated Vanessa Quai and her team for being a forerunner in the music industry for the last 20 years.
The event which was hosted at the Moorings Hotel was attended by over 200 people including MP Ralph Regenvanu, Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, MP Andrew Napuat, Minister of Internal Affairs, and MP John Sala for Malekula Constituency. Supporting Acts to Vanessa’s ‘New Breedz’ band performance included Stan Antas of Stan & the Earth Force, Violinist Vanessa Organo Saxophonist Darrell Angalobani and Ambae’s own ‘Confliction’ band. Money raised will be used solely to support water access efforts on Ambae.
The event would not have been a success without the assistance of the following: Vanessa Quai Music Association, Life Changers, Moorings Hotel, Azure Natural Water, Tropik Zound, and everyone who assisted in selling tickets for the occasion.