Because the countdown hits zero, a star-studded lineup together with Bounty Killer, Tarrus Riley, Agent Sasco, Tessanne Chin, Jermaine Edwards and Dean Fraser will come collectively for the Veterans for Veterans live performance on Saturday November 13. The digital occasion would be the primary donation drive for the Nationwide Poppy Attraction 2021. It’ll elevate funds for the care of indigent ex-soldiers. 

“This occasion is the Grand Finale for our 2021 Poppy Attraction month which was launched on October 3” defined Lieutenant Colonel Warrenton Dixon, chairman of the Nationwide Poppy Attraction and Govt Producer of the occasion. “Our aim this 12 months is to lift $15 million, and we’ve got been pulling out all of the stops with our Poppy Patrols and the Step for Vets. Nevertheless, we’re nonetheless beneath the goal and so this occasion shall be used not solely to entertain, however to coach and to push for donations”.

This one-of-a-kind occasion guarantees to be extra than simply live performance. “It is going to be a top-class manufacturing that may supply top quality leisure whereas revealing a singular perspective of the military core.  With the performances set inside a backdrop of a number of the military’s unique areas, we’ll showcase the grandeur, the pageantry and the type of the JDF, together with the star powered musical line up that shall be supplied”, remarked Martin Lewis of Staff Options, producers of the occasion.  “Particular options interwoven with the musical performances will make for a singular digital expertise which we’re certain our viewers will take pleasure in”.

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This 12 months would be the second digital staging of the occasion which was taken on-line in 2020 on account of COVID 19. “We did it as a necessity final 12 months, commented Colonel Dixon, “nevertheless, the expertise taught us {that a} digital presentation was really helpful to the trigger because it allowed us to achieve a a lot wider viewers than we had prior to now.  So, this 12 months, it was a no brainer to do the digital present. We’ve got now demolished our boundaries and are reaching out to our Jamaican brothers and sisters, and our mates all throughout the globe, to firstly share in our collective responsibility to recollect those that have sacrificed their lives and wellness for our freedom, and secondly, to donate to the trigger in order that we might help those in want. There are chapters of the Jamaican ex-soldiers in numerous nations and this trigger can be necessary to them.  In truth, Jamaica Ex-Troopers Affiliation UK joined us this 12 months to stage a gospel live performance dubbed “Blessed for Vets”, in Birmingham, England and a particular spotlight function of this present can even be included in our Vets for Vets”.

Veterans for Veterans shall be aired free on YouTube/poppyappealjamaica,, One Spot media and TVJ.

The Nationwide Poppy Attraction is launched annually on the primary Sunday in October and goes till November 11, Veterans’ or Remembrance Day, which is used to pay tribute to struggle veterans who sacrificed their lives in honour of their nation.  Whereas carrying of the poppies will formally finish on November 11, additionally known as Poppy Day, the fund-raising efforts will proceed, and potential donors are inspired not solely to provide generously throughout the Veterans for Veterans occasion, but additionally to proceed to take action all year long.

A number of corporations have come on board to sponsor the live performance together with the Jamaica Nationwide Group, the JDF Credit score Union, The Tourism Enhancement Fund, The Ministry of Tradition, Gender, Leisure and Sport, Iprint Digital, Irie-Jam and Bridge 99 FM, TVJ, One Spot Media, The Gleaner Firm, Martin Lewis Productions, The Jamaica Observer, Section 3, Touchstone Productions, Mayberry, and Supreme Ventures.  There are additionally a number of corporations who’ve donated and supported the attraction by shopping for poppies for his or her employees. Others are inspired to take action.

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