Amicus Foundation donate £5000
by Natasha Hickman
on: Friday, 9 July 2004
In June, Tania Dominguez Rosas, Cultural and Scientific Counsellor for the Cuban Embassy in Britain was invited to attend the trade union AMICUS conference in Scarborough where she received a wonderful donation of £5000 for the Music Fund for Cuba.
Tania thanked AMICUS General Secretary, Derek Simpson, and all AMICUS members who had helped make che donation possible. She spoke of the work of CNEart who oversee the development of music and culture within Cuba’s education service. She explained about the difficulties of obtaining much needed equipment and instruments due to the illegal US blockade.
At a packed evening concert, delegates were entertained by local dancers, musicians and the Cuban trio, Cubania.The Amicus Foundation, the charitable fund set up by the trade union, produced hundreds of information leaflets about the work of the Music Fund to distribute to delegates. Robert Gomez, Chief Executive of the Amicus Foundation explained ‘we are pleased to support the Music Fund for Cuba which is working hard to help the Cuban people overcome the effects of the blockade’.