Come Together Community
InternChina – Come Together Community

 

What's Come Together 什么一起来吧

 

Last Saturday, on September 12th from 3pm – 11pm, the 4th annual Come Together Charity Music Festival was held at the Beishan Theatre in Zhuhai. Come Together is an event organised and managed by the CT Community (CTC) and its Partners.

InternChina - Come Together 2015
InternChina – Come Together 2015

All members of CTC, as well as the volunteers on Saturday without whom it would have been impossible to make an event as such happen, are like-minded fellows who care about giving something back to the community, helping out, and making a difference.

The ultimate goal is to bring people together from all cultures and walks of life to celebrate music and raise money for great charities with 100% transparency.

InternChina - Come Together 2015
InternChina – Come Together 2015

There are no words to describe how awesome this day was! Being assigned the role of the Raffle Ticket Sales Manager, it was an honour to be part of such a great charity event.

InternChina - Come Together
InternChina – Come Together

The Area

 

The village around Beishan Hall is simply beautiful and it gives an insight in the “old town” of Zhuhai andhow the now 1,6 million people city must have looked 30 years ago.

InternChina - Come Together
InternChina – Come Together

The venue was divided into four zones: an indoor Main Stage with amazing live bands from Macau, Hong Kong and Zhuhai, an outdoor garden area to relax, a Food and Beverage area with delicious international and local food and, new for 2015, an Outdoor Children’s Area with all sorts of games and activities for Children organised by international schools in Zhuhai.

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InternChina – IC staff from all branches united

The Live-Performances

 

The doors of Beishan Theatre opened at 15:00. Shortly after, the first live band, Kewl Jam was warming up the audience. Also, kids had the chance to show their talent to the visitors. Mary gavea really impressive live performance on the piano which was followed by an adorable children’s dance.

InternChina - Come Together
InternChina – Come Together

Half way through the programme, ZAS (the Zhuhai Autism Society) was proving that a handicap is no drawback when it comes to musical talent. 13 Families affected by autism performed “Boundless Love” in the medium of sign language and chorus as well as “A World Filled With Love”. But that was not all, a drum solo – Laski March, by Enquan and Zhensheng – fascinated the crowd.

InternChina - Come Together
InternChina – Come Together

 

Also the bands The Spit Shine Spurs, The Sun Yat Sens, The Vibe, Tommy Chung and @One were rocking the stage and got rewarded with great applause.

Towards the end, a so called “Sexy Dance” left the public breathless and the winners of the raffle as well as the auction were announced.

InternChina - Come Together
InternChina – Come Together

Last but not least, every one was rocking to the headliners The High Rollers, who’s lead singer affectionately known as, Billy Da Kid, paid for the event’s sound setup in full for the event. The band literally brought all people together and while playing crowd favourites such as let it be, imagine, hey Jude, and Rock My Baby they invited the volunteers on the stage and everyone was dancing together and looking back on an amazing day.

InternChina - Come Together
InternChina – Come Together

 

The Charities 慈善

 

The CT Community has its very own Non-Profit Charity Organisation, Zhuhai Western and Chinese Love & Music Exchange Centre.The Come Together Charity Music Festival primarily raised funds for 2 great local charities:

CPAZ (Charity Promotion Association of Zhuhai) 珠海市心促, which promotes social activism and public welfare through a range of projects and aims to provide compassionate assistance to vulnerable sectors of society.

ZAS (Zhuhai Autism Society) 珠海市自, which is a non-profit organization set up by the parents of autistic children under the auspices of the Zhuhai Civil Affairs Bureau to offer the appropriate education and help the children and young adults gain the skills they will need to have fulfilling lives on a personal but also professional level.

 

InternChina - Come Together 2015
InternChina – Come Together 2015

 

Everyone’s hard work paid off and once again thanks to all the wonderful people helping out!!

InternChina - Come Together 2015 Organisers
InternChina – Come Together 2015 Organisers

 

 

 

For more information on the CT Community, please visit their webpage.