Dear Editor:

I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all of our valley people who helped to make the Japan Recovery Benefit Concert such a successful charity event.

Taking place on Saturday, May 28th at the Pynelogs Cultural Centre, we collected nearly $3,875 through ticket sales, donations and the silent auction.

Haru of Fabuki Sushi and I opened a Disaster Recovery Fund account at CIBC and the money we collected goes from this account to the Japan Red Cross through the Japanese consulate in Vancouver.

My deepest appreciation and gratitude goes to the people who came along to listen to the music, the generous donors, hard-working volunteers and the ready to help at any time, kind musicians.

Without the help of all of you this event would not have been so successful.

Chizuko Purschwitz

Benefit Concert Organizer