Concert raises awareness for Mary Manning Centre

The music extravaganza will feature Nomad C.Diab and Georgia Murray.

  • Oct. 21, 2012 7:00 a.m.

Georgia Murray set to perform.

Several of Victoria’s favourite musicians will take centre stage next month in support of the Mary Manning Centre.

A concert entitled The Sky is my Blanket is set for Oak Bay United Church on Nov. 17, beginning at 7 p.m.

The music extravaganza will feature Nomad (Michael Waters and Ugandan star Kinobe), Vancouver groundbreaker C.Diab, and Georgia Murray in an event that will feature original compositions, as well as duos and improv performances.

The Mary Manning Centre is Victoria’s only non-profit agency dedicated to the treatment of child victims of abuse.

The centre has been in operation since 1995 and has helped thousands of children and their families recover from the effects of child abuse.

While the centre primarily provides counselling and support for the victims of sexual abuse, it has expanded that role to include all forms of abuse, trauma and maltreatment.

“I’m so excited to be a part of this concert,” said Murray, one of the show’s headliners. “I’ve known Michael (Waters) since I was a child and he’s an amazing talent. It’ll be great to be on stage with him and the others for this wonderful cause.”

Murray has another reason for wanting to help the Mary Manning Centre in its work.

“I’ve never been the victim of abuse,” said Murray, “but I have several friends who were. These people really struggled; they didn’t have this kind of help and they would really have benefitted from it. I’m doing this for them and others like them who need the help.”

Tickets are $20 ($15 for students and seniors) and are available at Ticket Rocket and online at ladybirdmusic.com.

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