HAPPINESS…on Christmas Day


The month of December is with us, and that means…Christmas time is here again.

Obviously, most of us will be in that usual celebration mood. But…wait!

Really, how many of us would spare a thought for those, not so luck as we are…when it comes to Christmas?

Well, there are folks who keep the unfortunate in mind, at Christmas time, and…yes, they happen to be some of our leading artistes in the local world of showbiz.

Led by the legendary Sohan Weerasinghe, along with Rajiv Sebastian, Trishelle, Benjy and Nuwan Galappaththi, they brought good cheer to the patients at the Apeksha Cancer Hospital, in Maharagama, on Christmas Day - December 25th, 2018.

That particular evening, of fun music and entertainment, resulted in a mega fund-raiser for the hospital – the Healing Notes concert.

Sohan was overjoyed when he saw the patients sing and dance, on the evening of December 25th, 2018, at Maharagama, and he vowed to do this Christmas special, annually.

And, the scene is set for this year, as well – on Wednesday, December 25th, at the Apeksha Cancer Hospital, Maharagama.

Sohan will be joined by Trishelle, Nuwan, Rajiv, Benjy and Donald, with Kumar de Silva stepping in to handle the evening’s proceedings.

I did check out last year’s event and it was so touching to see some of the terminally ill patients, get on stage, backed by Nuwan, on keyboards, and Benjy, on bass, and sing with gusto.

And, on the ‘dance floor,’ they really let themselves go!

Maybe some of them may not be around, to take in the scene, this year, but it’s imperative that we all do something, even in a small way, to brighten the lives of these cancer patients…especially at Christmas time.

Richard de Zoysa, who was respon’sible for the ‘Healing Notes fund-raiser concert, said that this year’s Christmas Day event would be the prelude for ‘Healing Notes’ No. 2.

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