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Songs For SARA – Supporting the SARA animal shelter – May 15th

Written by on May 3, 2021

A volunteer group of residents in Lanzarote are organizing an online musical fundraiser for the SARA animal shelter, named Songs For SARA. Like almost everything else here and everywhere, SARA’s ability to help the homeless cats and dogs of Lanzarote has been severely hurt by the Covid pandemic.  Due to the lockdown and Covid restrictions, SARA has been especially devastated by a shortage of volunteers, the closure of fund-raising markets, closed shops with collection boxes and a total absence of visitors who otherwise leave donations. It costs SARA €20,000 a month to look after the 400+ animals cared for there.

Modelled after the successful fundraiser of 2020 by the group Lanzarote Musicians Unite benefitting EMERLAN, Songs For SARA will be an online livestream music festival on Facebook and other platforms, May 15 2021. The event will take place for 8 hours, beginning at noon Lanzarote time, with 3 to 4 artists per hour performing. The program will include interviews and other stray-animal information as well.

Lanzarote resident artists will be featured, but with some international participation, and hopefully with diverse languages and musical styles. Contributions will go through a crowd-funding service and directly to the SARA association itself (www.gofundme.com/f/songs-for-sara-2021). A drawing will be held with prizes for contributors who donate, with €5 per ticket. Any local businesses who would like to donate a prize for the raffle are very welcome.

We would appreciate it if you would publicize our event, now and closer to the event itself. We will continue to send you detailed information (names of artists, contribution platform etc.) as it develops. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

A Songs For SARA Facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/groups/1062254410953917/.

On behalf of Songs For SARA, we thank you.


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