Thursday, February 11, 2010

Damarcus Beasley Vegas-themed evening at the Alea Casino to raise cash for Haitian School

Rangers star DaMarcus Beasley has launched a charity night to raise cash for a school in Haiti.

The footballer is backing a Vegas-themed evening at the Alea Casino at Springfield Quay later this month in aid of the devastated Good Samaritan School in the Cite Soleil slum on the earthquake-hit island.

US-born winger DaMarcus, 27, said: “What has happened in Haiti tragic.

“We should try to do our utmost to help the Haitian people as much as we can.”

Money made at the event on Thursday, February 18 will go to Glasgow The Caring City.

The charity has already raised £15,000 for the relief effort but the night aims to raise another £10,000 to rebuild the school which was destroyed in the January 12 earthquake which killed around 200,000 people. The school has 150 pupils but feeds 2,000 and was a hub for the community.

And the charity has been awarded a £17,000 grant which will speed vital aid to the victims of the Haiti earthquake disaster.

Medical supplies, clothing, and essentials items will now be shipped to Port-au-Prince within days after Glasgow the Caring City benefited from the Scottish Govern­ment’s emergency funding project.

The charity casino night is being organised by Summera Shaheen from The Diamond Studio, with the help of Satty Singh from Mr Singh’s Indian Restaurant on Elderslie Street and Paul Rety from Alea.

The night will be hosted by Clyde 1’s Suzie Maguire and will featuring show girls, an Elvis impersonator as well as a buffet.

Raffle and Auction prizes will include a ­diamond, concert tickets and Rangers and Celtic signed tops and tickets.

Tickets are £30. To book, e-mail or call 07801 375775.

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