Tuesday 26 May, 2020

W.I. Laffin’ For a Cause

The newly formed W.I. Laffin’ Caribbean Comedy Festival in partnership with Scorch will launch a two-hour live online fundraising comedy special tonight at 7 om to raise money for children affected by COVID-19. 

Hosted by Jerome ‘Rome’ Precilla with DJ Blasé Vanguard, it will feature comedians from all across the Caribbean and the Caribbean diaspora including White Yardie, Santana D Puppet, Shebada, Nikki Crosby, Ro’dey, Blakka, Errol Fabien, Delcita, Badboy Trevor, George Gonzalez and may more.

This inaugural live stream event aims to provide viewers in the Caribbean, the wider diaspora, and beyond an opportunity to laugh and escape from the immediate stresses of the pandemic. Most importantly, funds raised by W.I. Laffin’ will benefit economically at-risk children across the region via a Go Fund Me account set up to benefit UNICEF.

A press release from the organisers said that our children are the most vulnerable during this pandemic. COVID-19 has upended children’s lives as families struggle financially and emotionally as healthcare systems struggle businesses close and schools shut their doors. Children are more at risk to online predators, abuse, emotional trauma, and hunger now more than ever.  

UNICEF is working to improve the lives of children across the globe in fighting the spread of misinformation about COVID-19. UNICEF works with health experts to educate parents, families, caregivers, and others to navigate through these uncertain times by combating discrimination and stigma and providing credible facts and helpful guidance. 

All proceeds of W.I. Laffin’ For A Cause will be donated to UNICEF Relief efforts in the Caribbean. Find out more about their work battling COVID-19 at UNICEF.org.

Tego TV will also be bringing W.I. Laffin’ For A Cause to users that have Android TV and ROKU devices through the TV Channel, Gayelle The Caribbean. 
Users can go to www.tegotv.com to get access on their Big Screens as well as Mobile Devices. Donations can be made now at www.wilaffin.com/donate.

The W.I. Laffin’ For A Cause special airs live online on Saturday, May 23 at 7pm at www.wilaffin.com, on facebook.com/wilaffin, on instagram.com/wilaffin and on twitch.tv/wilaffin.



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