EAT**DRINK**DANCE**RAFFLE to raise money to bring solar power to the people of Puerto Rico – featuring Gerry “Mambista” Lyseight of Mambo Inn fame spinning Latin music till late. A night you don’t want to miss!
Why should you come?
Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on 20 September, knocking out the electrical grid. Over 40 days later, nearly three-quarters of Puerto Ricans still don’t have power. Clean water is scarce. Over 900 people have died.
Dinner is a ticketed event, with three courses for £25. You have to book via Eventbrite and then pay on the night* as space is limited. All net proceeds get donated.
And here is the Menu!
Show up at the door – £7 donation.
Empowered by Light is a non-profit organisation that brings solar power to off-grid, vulnerable communities. They are now focused on setting up fire stations in Puerto Rico with solar power so they can support their communities with water, medical services and electricity. Crystal Palace native, Richard Birt, now a captain with the Las Vegas Fire and Rescue Service, is part of Empowered by Light. He’s travelling to the island for a second time 14-18 November to complete works at a fire station where they’ve already installed a solar water maker. People will be able to charge their phones, medical devices, get clean drinking water and receive medical treatment from the firefighter medics. The system will power the stations lights and communications which are absolutely critical.