My name is Toni Childs, I am Emmy Winner and three-time Grammy nominated recording artist. I am recently back from an amazing music trek in Nepal where we debuted my new album It's All a Beautiful Noise at 10,000ft, and gave a series of free concerts for the people who live on the Annapurna Circuit.
Since our return, we produced a massively successful Rebuild Nepal Benefit Concert in collaboration with Naren and Sono at the Crystal Castle in Mullumbimby NSW, the Byron Bay Community Radio Station - BayFm, and the community radio network across Australia, and Biggs Sound, Renny Sax Photography, and Oz Tix.
Our Benefit Concert raised $50,000
With the active support of BayFm Manager Billy Martin, and the Byron Bay community radio station, our benefit concert will be broadcasted to the local community today at 2pm, and it has been edited down to an hour and two hour segments that will go out to 170 community radio station across Australia. The hour broadcast will feature the best of performances of the event and commentary from people from Nepal working on the ground.
Donate $55 or more today, and you will receive a special Rebuild Nepal Gratitude Edition book. 52 pages that features stunning photos from several photographers from both the Rebuild Nepal Benefit Concert, and our Annapurna Circuit Trek.. And... also a CD & DVD of the concert inserted into the inside front and back panel of the book. This is a great momento… To pre-purchase your own book go now and donate here https://www.rebuildnepal.com.au.
Our goal is to sell 1,819 Rebuild Nepal Special Gratitude Editions and raise $100,000 on top of our current $50,000 raised.
It is very important to all of us working on this event that 100% of what is raised goes to the people of Nepal. Your giving goes four ways:
1)Tents to Nepal - immediate shelter relief [$10,000 donated so far]
2) Karuna-Shechen - food and medical relief efforts by the monks [$10,000 donated so far]
3) Access Nepal - mental health work [$10,000 donated so far]
4) Funds taken directly to people and groups on the ground [$20,000 put aside so far, and our collective intention is to raise an addition $100,000 in the next two and a half week with you help]
In the case of number four, Naren (from Crystal Castle) and myself will take funds raised to Nepal (traveling at our own expense) in order to assess where the money is most needed, and to ensure the funds get to people on the ground.
I hope you will join our effort, without a doubt your participation will make our auction a massive success! On behalf of the people of Nepal we would like to thank you for your donation. Your generosity, kindness and love will go a long way to help rebuild the lives of those who have been affected by this devastating earthquake.
Please be sure and share Rebuild Nepal with your networks and help us do what we can for the people of Nepal.
peace, love and deep gratitude,
MUSIC TREK BACK STORY
We trekked a total of 11 days (April 10 to the 20th) on a small portion of the entire Annapurna Circuit. 52 people made up our trekking party: two guides and 25 sherpas would carry all our gear up and down the mountain range: generators, electric guitars, keyboards, amps, and so much more.
It would turn out we left Nepal 36 hours before the devastating earthquake would hit, leaving us all gutted with both concern and bittersweet feelings for our trip and the Nepal Crew we left behind. It took us quite a few days to hear news from our beautiful Nepalese friends. Hari at Life Dream Adventured who organized our trek, was the first to make contact, and then our guides Sabin and Ob. We were told that most of our sherpas were accounted for, but we are still waiting to hear what has happened to the ones who lived near the epicenter. We are keeping our fingers and toes crossed. Everyone one of our Nepal crew we've heard from lost their home, place of business, and villages, but happily their families are safe.