Songs for Wheelchairs
An Annual Tradition
It’s that time of year again. Award-winning songwriter and recording artist Kelly McGuire is back on the island for his birthday celebration, and his many fans are ready. Kelly has been coming and playing annually in San Pedro for years. Tonight Kelly will be starting his San Pedro “Tour” playing at a private party down south. If you want to catch him you will have a few chances and the opportunity to help a great cause at the same time.
He will be giving several concerts on the Island this coming week. At four of his concerts, Kelly is teaming with the San Pedro Branch of the Belize Red Cross and the Wheelchair Foundation to raise money to provide wheelchairs to needy Belizeans living on Ambergris Caye.
Red Cross volunteers will be at the following concerts to collect donations for this great cause:
â€¢ Saturday, Jan. 30, at Island Time Bar & Grill, 2 – 5 p.m.
â€¢ Sunday, Jan. 31, at The Dive Bar (across bridge north of the Cloisters), 2 â€“ 5 p.m.
â€¢ Wednesday, Feb. 3, at Captain Morganâ€™s, 2 â€“ 5 p.m.
â€¢ Monday, Feb. 8, at Island Time Bar & Grill, 2 – 5 p.m.
The Wheelchair Foundation, based in California, has donated over a million wheelchairs worldwide and this year has selected Belize to receive 260 wheelchairs.
Approximately 20 wheelchairs will go to needy Belizeans here in San Pedro.
At his San Pedro concerts, Kelly will be performing songs from his â€œBoat in Belizeâ€ album (named Album of the Year in 2008 by the Academy of Texas Music) and his most recent CD â€œKing of the Island.â€
For those wishing to make an online donation, please go to Wheelchair Foundation website. Under the field â€œI would like to apply my donation to:â€ select â€œBelize WFW Containerâ€
To learn more about Kelly McGuire visit his Red Fish Island website.