IT’S ALWAYS SO SURPRISING WHEN LOVE APPEARS OVER THE HORIZON.
– Love moves in mysterious ways, Julia Fordham
This Valentine’s Day, the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation is receiving the love of international artist Julia Fordham. Given for the benefit of the Yolanda survivors, this is the 4th time Ms. Fordham has performed in the Philippines. Her Valentine’s Day concert: “Love Moves: Julia Fordham Live in Manila” will be held at the Grand Ballroom of Solaire Resort & Casino.
There will also be another concert on February 15 at the Lobby Lounge of EDSA Shangri-La Hotel. Ms. Fordham will be performing with Anna Brazil in a show called “Up Close and Personal”.
Proceeds of both shows will be donated to Habitat for Humanity Philippines and the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation.
Typhoon Yolanda (international name, Haiyan) is considered the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record, claiming thousands of lives and causing millions of dollars in damage.
We are so touched by this act of love; and there is no better way to show our joy then by posting the words of our very own board member, Frances Lim:
“It all started with an email from this lovely, highly talented woman with a big heart…”
“I had been in touch with Julia over the years and getting updates from her website. I met her years ago when she came to Manila for her first concert through Francis Lumen – I was so excited, being a big fan of hers! When she came back to do more concerts I had the pleasure of and privilege of sitting down to dinners with her, getting to know her, and the gang.”
“When Typhoon Yolanda hit, she emailed me asking how everything was and wanted to know how Francis was doing, and wanted to get in touch with him. I had seen on her website that she did “White Christmas”, her duet with Judith Owen – and all the proceeds of the download would benefit the Red Cross / Filipino Relief Fund. I asked Francis if he thought Julia would consider doing a concert to raise funds for NGF, to help Typhoon Yolanda survivors. He told me why not ask her, since in the past she helped with a fundraising for a school in India. ”
“So when I asked her if she would, the very next day she replied and I got a YES!”
“As the story goes, the rest is history…”
“Julia Fordham is a warm, kind, generous and sensitive soul. NGF is so honored to have an international celebrity and a friend help with our cause. ”
“Our deepest gratitude to Julia. Our hearts are warmed by your love for the Filipino people.”
“Thank you to Ronni Tapia Merk of Laurel Media, for such skill in pulling everything together and your kind heart.”
“And a big THANK YOU to Francis Lumen of Radiohigh 105.9FM – without you, none of this would have happened. As you said “IT’S MEANT TO BE!” You are a friend for all seasons.”