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Ushaw Moor Resident – Organises concert for Japanese earthquake relief fund

A STAR-STUDDED concert aiming to raise tens of thousands of pounds for the Japanese earthquake relief fund has been organised by people in the North East.

Tickets have gone on sale for the concert starring X Factor winner Joe McElderry and Britain’s Got Talent winner Jai McDowall, which will take place at The Sage Gateshead in February.

Organisers of the JapaNOISE event hope to raise £50,000 for the Japanese Disaster Fund following the devastating tsunami in March.

The event is the brainchild of water worker Jane Morland, from Ushaw Moor, who hopes to create the biggest fundraising event in the UK for the fund as it reaches its first anniversary.

Ms Morland, from Northumbrian Water, said: “Like many others, I watched the sheer scale of the disaster unfold before my eyes through the media and felt utterly helpless. So much has been done to help rebuild the affected communities but there are still thousands of people who will continue to struggle in the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake disaster.”

When the earthquake hit Japan it left a trail of utter devastation – at least 15,500 people dead and 90,000 homeless. A year later and there are still thousands living in small spaces allocated to them in shelters with no privacy or room to grieve.

The Sage Gateshead hosts concert for Japanese earthquake relief fund – Today’s News – News – JournalLive.

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