Emily and I have decided to change the evening to a "Charity Milonga", we will donate all the entrance revenue we receive from you guys (after deducting for studio rental and food and drinks cost) to a recognised charity fund specially dedicated to the Szechuen earthquake victim. We are also now asking the studio owner to waive the rental charge for that night as a gesture of sincerity and appreciation for our effort. We hope this will allow us to donate a bit more. We will scan a copy of the bank deposit slip to put on our blog for you guys to check out.
The entrance fee will remain the same as HK$100 and you will be able to enjoy the same high quality classical tango music and romantic atmosphere as usual. We hope this small effort and initiative from us will create more repercussion in the rest of the tango community and we hope other organisers of other milongas will make similar or bigger effort together to help those who are suffering from this natural disastor.
"Milonga del Corazon" means "a tango party of the heart" and we hope that while all of you are enjoying the beautiful dancing that tango is, you will at the same think about those who are living in another part of this world needing our help.
I would also like to take this opporunity to appeal for the directors of Tangotang to make a sizeable donation to similar charity on behalf of the members. I am not sure what procedures would be needed to have this approved, probably it is just a matter of having the directors proposing this and an amount and have it approved by voting in a special meeting. We all know Tangotang is cash rich now after so many successful projects and many of us have been wondering how we can best use those money. Perhaps making some donation to the Szechuen earthquake charity is the best way to pull together the spirit of the tango community and to show that "tango brings people closer together".
Now we have taken the first step, we hope you will follow and do more!
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