MAMA TINA Christina Noble, whose foundation has helped countless poor and abandoned children in Vietnam and Mongolia.
Westport Town Hall Theatre will host a special fundraising concert to celebrate the Christina Noble Foundation’s 30th anniversary on Tuesday next, September 17, at 8pm, with Christina Noble herself in attendance as special guest.
Pianist Michael Quinn, tenor Alan McGinty, soprano Emma Brown, vocalist Sophia Shally, and Eriko Hopkinson and the Westport Children’s Choir – not to mention MC, Midwest Radio broadcaster Tommy Marren – this is set to be a wonderful evening of music, all in aid of a very special charity.
The concert will take the audience on a journey through Christina’s life in Vietnam and Mongolia, highlighting the marvelous work she has done for poor and abandoned children.
Christina – or Mama Tina as she is called by the thousands of children she has saved from the streets – was born into poverty in 1944 and left an orphan at a young age. She went on to suffer endemic childhood abuse at the hands of industrial schools. The Dublin woman knows first-hand what it is like to be denied her basic human rights, to be isolated and marginalised and to survive on the streets.
Overcoming this adversity in her young life instilled in her a passion for children’s rights worldwide, driving her to set up her own charity, and ultimately making the Christina Noble Foundation a child-focused powerhouse worldwide for the last 30 years.
Christina Noble is the author of two international best-selling autobiographies, and she was also also the subject of the multi-award-winning powerful film, ‘Noble’ (2014), in which her character was memorably portrayed by Deirdre O’Kane.
Tickets (€20 each) are available at the Westport Town Hall Theatre box office on 098 28459 or online at www.westporttheatre.com.